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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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Bucket Challenge for PlayPumps
Sep02

Bucket Challenge for PlayPumps

Three very brave people have taken the bucket challenge and poured cold water over themselves, challenging others to do the same and sending part of the funds they raised to PlayPumps.  We cannot thank Carly Marvis, Melissa Klein and Cary Brits enough for their bravery! As Melissa said “I did the challenge in my pool as not to waste any water. I feel so many South Africans are just wasting a bucket of good clean water and the...

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Maintenance in Mpumalanga
Jul04

Maintenance in Mpumalanga

Spar Supermarkets have been taking branding on PlayPump tank stands creating awareness of their supermarkets and at the same time their monthly rental helps to maintain the PlayPumps where they advertise. One of their supported schools  is in the dry and dusty Mpumalanga Province near Barberton. Roundabout puts an SMS number on the tank stands to be phoned should a problem arise with the PlayPump.  We got a notification that this...

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Blankets to keep the kids warm in winter
May29

Blankets to keep the kids warm in winter

On 28 May 2014 we visited a small creche in Soshunguve with a film crew from CCTV Africa to film the kids playing on the PlayPump. This PlayPump was installed in 2001 and supplies not only the creche with clean water, but also the local people living close by. We also took this opportunity to deliver 48 blankets generously donated by Bayer. . The creche has a stone floor which the kids sit on while learning about colours, numbers and...

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KwaZulu Natal maintenance trip
Apr24

KwaZulu Natal maintenance trip

In March this year, 2014, our maintenance team from Limpopo went to KwaZulu Natal to carry out much needed repairs on our PlayPumps. It was the first time they had been near the ocean, so a quick visit to see what the sea was all about was necessary, before they set off into rural KwaZulu Natal to visit 12 schools and communities.  On route, up and down bumpy dirt roads, they came across kids walking to and from school.  Often these...

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