In the Footsteps of Giants - Exploring the history of South Africa's large dams

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Author's note 1
Chapter 2: Dams and development in South Africa 3
Chapter 3: Water storage prior to European settlement 12
Chapter 4: Canals, dams and the Dutch occupation (1652-1806) 19
Chapter 5: The Cape pins its hope on irrigation (1806-1912) 30
Chapter 6: Department of Irrigation takes the lead (1912-1930) 66
Chapter 7: Depression spurs on development (1930-1950) 106
Chapter 8: Harnessing the rain on another plain (1950-1980) 144
Chapter 9: The final frontier: 1980-2012 223
Bibliography 298
Glossary 322
Index 326