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Peter Savage visits PlayPumps 2017
Nov28

Peter Savage visits PlayPumps 2017

Peter Savage, who has very generously donated numerous PlayPumps over the years, recently visited 20 of them.  These are his comments on his trip. In November my son, Stephen, and I  visited  twenty schools in the Northern Cape and Free State.  Nearly all were in rural locations and therefore we had a lot of driving, much of it on unmade roads.   The good news is all the playpumps visited were working and in good order and the...

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The fun of the PlayPump
Oct02

The fun of the PlayPump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8axH-c3b2Cg Not only does the PlayPump provide clean drinking water, but it is also fun for the children in areas where there is little playground equipment....

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Shoprite’s PlayPump  video
May18
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Ramaahlo Primary update
Mar30

Ramaahlo Primary update

We installed at PlayPump at Ramaahlo Primary School, Limpopo, on the 18 August 2010.  The PlayPump continues to provide clean drinking water and has needed no maintenance since it’s installation.  We received the following letter on 27 March 2017 from the principal. “WATER IS PRECIOUS …. Thanks a million fold to ROUNDABOUT PUMP RAMAAHLO primary school is a rural school which caters for children in the village of...

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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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PlayPumps: Their impact on communities and kids
Oct06

PlayPumps: Their impact on communities and kids

What is it? So you’ve heard of play and you’ve heard of water pumps, but what happens when you put the two together? PlayPumps combine a fun activity for kids with an important secondary purpose: helping bring water out from the ground for communities who might otherwise struggle to have enough. How did it get started? PlayPumps were designed by a South African engineer in the late 1980s. They are a basic piece of kit designed to deal...

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