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Full Project Title: Sekororo rainwater harvesting project (SG514)


This project aimed to introduce underground cisterns to harvest runoff water from roadways and other suitable surfaces in the end remote area of Sekororo in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

Research Highlights

Research highlights

  • A substantial number of households are having access to water resources that can be used for food production.
Project Outcomes

Project outcomes

  • The main outputs of the project are the 48 underground cisterns that have been constructed.  The other output is the capacity of the local community that has been developed in the process of the construction of the cisterns.
  • The project could also serve as a learning example for other communities and development practitioners in dealing with similar conditions.  It does not appear that there have been any exclusions in the process.  However, the process of identifying suitable sites for construction of the cisterns could combine both physical considerations and socio-economic considerations as this is part of the project objectives.
Project Partners

Project partners

Kodumela ADP

Project Lead

Project lead


For more information on Phase 1 outputs please contact Udana Ariyawansa.