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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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Drought in South Africa
Nov20

Drought in South Africa

Most of South Africa is suffering from one of the worst droughts in over 30 years.  In the rural communities, cattle are dying, farmers are unable to plant crops, rivers and dams are running dry.  If there is no PlayPump at the school the donkey cart is often the only source of water for the schools and communities and these carts are unable to bring round as much water as is needed. In the Free State Province it is a very dire...

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Maintenance in 2015
Aug21

Maintenance in 2015

In the first half of 2015 we have maintained 160 PlayPumps with a further 32 being visited in KwaZulu Natal this month and after that we will make a trip to our North West sites.  All this is possible thanks to generous donations. The PlayPumps provide clean drinking water to rural schools where there is no other source of reliable water.  With regular maintenance they can continue to work for 15 years or more. The children love it,...

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