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'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualified
Current Assetsn/a258 791217 607174 317
Non-Current Assetsn/a20 38520 15317 972
Total Assetsn/a279 176237 759192 289
Current Liabilitiesn/a180 254136 985115 270
Non-Current Liabilitiesn/a2294 6244 302
Total Liabilitiesn/a180 483141 519119 572
Total Net Assetsn/a98 69396 24172 716
Total Revenuen/a271 038258 894201 138
Revenue from Exchange Transactionsn/a10 0437 7833 595
Revenue from Non-Exchange Transactionsn/a260 996251 110197 543
Total Expendituren/a(269 970)(238 232)(204 517)
Employee Costsn/a(50 379)(44 783)(38 282)
Surplus/(Deficit) for Yearn/a2 45221 724(3 379)
Net Cash Flows from Operating Activitiesn/a45 52830 59260 706
Net Cash Flows from Investing Activitiesn/a(381)(2 630)(451)
Cash & Cash Equivalents at End of Yearn/a217 064173 942144 869
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a93 193753
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a42-
Posts Approvedn/an/an/an/a
Posts Filledn/an/an/an/a
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