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PlayPumps visited & maintained in North West Province
Jul04

PlayPumps visited & maintained in North West Province

On a recent maintenance trip to North West Province we maintained 30 PlayPump sites                               No sooner had the team completed the work on the PlayPump than the Ga Moloka Villager’s were lining up to collect much needed water for drinking and cooking. This PlayPump was installed in 2008. The smiles on the faces of the women a...

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Maintenance of our PlayPumps
Mar01

Maintenance of our PlayPumps

Play is so important to the developing child. Whether they’re climbing trees or doing some fun activities for kids fun activities for kids, play can teach a whole range of skills from working with others to important physical capabilities. That’s why the PlayPumps model integrates some of the most important elements of play with another absolutely vital resource: water. PlayPumps attempt to bring play to under resourced parts of South...

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PlayPumps visited late 2016
Nov22

PlayPumps visited late 2016

We recently visited 12 PlayPump installations to carry out inspections and where necessary do maintenance. The PlayPump at Manxeba Village was installed in the Eastern Cape in 2009.  When our team arrived they found these two ladies using the PlayPump water to wash their blankets and also have a quick drink. It isn’t a large community, but they are very reliant on their PlayPump for their water supply as their only other source...

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New PlayPumps in Northern Cape
Jul29

New PlayPumps in Northern Cape

Last month, thanks to generous donor funding, we installed three PlayPumps in the Northern Cape, one of the driest areas of South Africa. All three schools reported a very serious shortage of water.  They all had to rely on water from the community and when the community pumps broke the school could go for three to four days without any water. At Metsimantis Primary, they had an old hand pump which had been broken for many years.  The...

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14 year old raises funds for maintenance
Apr28

14 year old raises funds for maintenance

14 year old Samantha Falcon of The Sacred Heart Convent, Connecticut, USA on hearing of the drought in South Africa and the desperate need for reliable clean drinking water for the rural poor decided to embark on a fund raising drive and chose to help Roundabout Water Solutions with the maintenance of their existing PlayPumps. Sam, whose parents were born in Johannesburg, South Africa, contacted Roundabout Water Solutions and asked...

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His Thirsty Community needs help
Apr22

His Thirsty Community needs help

We recently received a letter from Modudi asking for help for his community. He said (abbreviated) My never-say-die spirit continues and I have no choice BUT to continue.  I have been writing emails for the last 11 years to countless companies and their foundations, both national and multi-national.  Have written countless emails of plea to relevant government departments, all bearing no fruit or action. My sprawling rural village of...

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