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Shoprite’s new PlayPumps

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Shoprite’s new PlayPumps

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The fun of the PlayPump

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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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PlayPumps visited & maintained in North West Province

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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 Matsatseng Village 2 confirmed how happy they were to have their PlayPump providing water. All PlayPumps, though robust...

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Maintenance of our PlayPumps

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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 Africa by combining it with opportunities for better access to clean and hygienic sources of water. The...

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PlayPumps visited late 2016

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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 is an unreliable community tap, which often gets cut off.   The children at Endulwini Village have a...

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New PlayPumps in Northern Cape

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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 school had to rely on the unreliable community water because there are no municipal deliveries. At Cardington...

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14 year old raises funds for maintenance

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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 how she could help, and how much she needed to raise to ensure a PlayPump would be back to working order.  She...

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His Thirsty Community needs help

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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 Tafelkop just outisde of the small town of Groblersdal on the border of Mpumalanga/Limpopo was established in...

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Beautful scenery but no reliable water

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Beautful scenery but no reliable water

Near Clarens in the Free State, set among rolling  hills, is a small farm school, which up until now had no reliable water.  Sometimes the children used to leave school early because they were thirsty.  Though schools in South Africa normally give the children a meal, without reliable clean water they were unable to cook meals for them, resulting in the children going hungry.  There was a water delivery, but that could take up to two weeks to come, and the water from the last water delivery by that time had run out.  Thanks to generous donors...

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Limpopo & Mpumalanga Maintenance trip 2015

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Limpopo & Mpumalanga Maintenance trip 2015

In July we went to Limpopo and Mpumalanga and carried out maintenance work on 27 of our PlayPumps. We were able to do this thanks to generous donations from many donors.  Like a car, the PlayPumps do need to be maintained as cylinders can become worn, pipes can develop leaks and taps and soil crete need repairing. Any trip into rural areas of South Africa is expensive because of the cost of petrol, accommodation and labour, but thanks to numerous donors helping us we are able to devise routes where we can visit the maximum number of PlayPumps...

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