To expand protected areas and strengthen their management, improve access to remote areas, including access to education; develop mechanisms to manage human-environment conflict and utilise mountain water sources in a more integrated highland-lowland interaction.
Investment Range / ROI
ROI - 12% pa
Public or Private Sector
This is a Private Sector Opportunity
Environment & Social Impact
Investment Opportunity at a Glance
49 797 Hectares
- Invasive alien plant clearing and harvesting
- Invasive alien plant benefaction
- Water value chain
Wattle tree beneficiation.
Piping infrastructure for pumping water from the higher mountain.
Maloti is a composite site consisting of about 62 farms, located in the Alfred Nzo District, Eastern Cape Province, in the lesser explored southern Drakensberg region, this site lies 70 kilometres from Kokstad, at the nexus of the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and southern Lesotho.
The protected area comprises six Traditional Authorities, which form the core of the Management Authority for the declared Protected Environment. The name ‘Maloti Thaba Tsa Metsi’ was decided on by the Traditional Authority leaders together with stakeholders from the UCP support partners.
The anchor business is based on mobilising people around water conservation and linking it directly to socio economic development initiatives and revenue generating business.
The six Maloti chieftains and their people recognize that water is the source of life, given that mountain areas generate high precipitation and discharge essential water supplies into river systems, and water bodies.