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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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Free State site visit
Feb20

Free State site visit

In February 2015, we visited the Free State Province of South Africa, and went to 11 of our PlayPump sites.  With the temperature hitting 42 degrees Celsius on most days we were expecting to find the children lethargic.  But we were amazed to arrive at school after school and find the children playing happily on their PlayPumps during the break. One principal told us “they are no longer fighting” they are now playing...

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Verkeerdevlei thank us for their PlayPump
Jan27

Verkeerdevlei thank us for their PlayPump

Pupils at Verkeerdevlei Primary School in the Free State wrote to us “I am a learner of Verkeerdevlei Primary School.  Our school is in a rural areas. On morning when I came to school, I realized people are busy working out at our school.  The principal told us that very kind people are going to build a wheel where we can play and it will pump water.  I could not understand what exactly she meant.  Only after two days there was...

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Another Water Bucket Challenge

Inarie van Staden was challenged and said the following :- “I was nominated for an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but I believe the need for clean drinking water in South Africa is very urgent. So as part of my challenge, I made a donation to www.playpumps.co.za and I would like to raise even more funds for this worthy cause that installs a roundabout for kids to play as well as a safe, sustainable water source for communities in and...

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Foschini CEO’s Bucket Challenge

Doug Murray, GEO of The Foschini Group, took up the bucket challenge from Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths and got doused with water. Because of this Foschini have very generously donated R150 000 towards Roundabout Water Solutions.  We cannot thank Foschini enough as this is going to make a huge difference to many children at rural schools in South Africa....

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