As proud participants of this year’s WISA water conference in Cape Town, the water sector of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa will be involved in the following initiatives as part of the formal WISA conference programme: 

  • Hosting an informative workshop on co-creating solutions for industrial water re-use

  • Co-hosting a workshop with the National Department of Water and Sanitation on the Kingfisher Project relating to water governance within South Africa’s CMAs

  • Supporting a number of Dutch businesses and organizations with their individual water solution-focused workshops and abstracts, including the Wetskills programme finals

The Kingdom of the Netherlands (through its teams at the Embassy and the Consulate General) will furthermore be hosting a number of tailor-made matchmaking programs. This value-add offering is for the Netherlands participants forming part of the official trade delegation facilitated by the Netherlands Water Partnership. Through this matchmaking programme, Dutch and local companies will strategically be brought together to collaborate and co-create solutions for local water problems. 

Even though our countries differ, there are many parallels in the public and cultural debates on identity, integration and transformation. Our long term cultural policy is therefore focused on co-creating cultural interventions to build mutual understanding and trust.

Our mission is to promote inclusive economic growth and support Dutch businesses by strengthening entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral cooperation in South Africa.