Water Research Commission (WRC)

Contact Details

Physical: Lynnwood Bridge Office Park, Bloukrans Building, 4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X03, Gezina, 0031
Tel: 012 761 9300
Fax: 012 331 2565


The mission of the Water Research Commission (WRC) is to be a global water knowledge node and South Africa’s premier water knowledge hub active across the Innovation Value Chain that: informs policy and decision-making; creates new products, innovation and services for socio-economic development; develops human capital in the water science sector; empowers communities and reduces poverty; supports the national transformation and redress project; and develops sustainable solutions and deepens water research and development in South Africa, Africa and the developing world.

The Commission's mandate includes: promoting coordination, cooperation and communication in the area of water research and development; establishing water research needs and priorities; stimulating and funding water research according to priority; promoting effective transfer of information and technology; and enhancing knowledge and capacity building within the water sector.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr N Mjoli
Chief Executive Officer
Mr D Naidoo

Dr Nozibele Mjoli
Deputy Chairperson:
Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo
Board Members:
Dr Mosidi Makgae
Ms Massacha Khulekelwe Mbonambi
Ms Mpumi Msezane
Mr Dhesigen Naidoo (CEO)
Dr Ntombifuthi Patience Nala
Mr Adolphius Cassius Ndhlovu
Prof Aldo Stroebel
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr Dhesigen Naidoo
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Fazel Ismail
Senior Management:
Dr Shafick Adams (Executive Manager: Water-Linked Ecosystems)
Dr Gerhard Backeberg (Executive Manager: Water Utilisation in Agriculture)
Mr Jay Bhagwan (Executive Manager: Water Use and Waste Management)
Dr Stanley Liphadzi (Group Executive: Research and Development)
Ms Reshmili Lutchman (Executive Manager: Corporate Services)
Dr Mandla Msibi (Group Executive: Innovation and Impact)
Communications Officers:
Ms Nomakhosazana Jonas (Head: Marketing and Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Current Assets258 791217 607174 317130 438
Non-Current Assets20 38520 15317 97223 196
Total Assets279 176237 759192 289153 634
Current Liabilities180 254136 985115 27051 516
Non-Current Liabilities2294 6244 3025 496
Total Liabilities180 483141 519119 57257 012
Total Net Assets98 69396 24172 71696 622
Total Revenue271 038258 894201 138193 090
Revenue from Exchange Transactions10 0437 7833 595193 090
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactions260 996251 110197 543-
Total Expenditure(269 970)(238 232)(204 517)(196 469)
Employee Costs(50 379)(44 783)(38 282)(37 571)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Year2 45221 724(3 379)(3 380)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities45 52830 59260 706(6 716)
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activities(381)(2 630)(451)(1 763)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Year217 064173 942144 86985 339
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure93 1937531 820
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure42--
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Posts Filledn/an/an/an/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

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