Eastern Cape

Positive 3rd Party Impact Assessment Report – SA Government approves Hippo roller as an appropriate technology for rural development

The South African Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) through its Technology Research and Development (TRD) Chief Directorate identified Hippo water rollers as an appropriate technology that can be rolled out in most rural areas in South Africa facing the challenge of water supply. “The Hippo water roller… is not intended to replace …

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Indwe, Eastern Cape, SA: Anonymous USA Sponsor, April 2012

We were recently introduced to the Indwe community in the Eastern Cape by the Khulumani Support Group, a growing social movement in South Africa with deep roots in many of the country’s poorest communities. Two HIPPO MOBILE SPAZA rollers were included in this handover. “Spaza” is a term that is used in South Africa to …

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May 2012 – Mobile Spaza rollers introduced to informal traders in the Eastern Cape

First of all, welcome to dozens of new subscribers to our newsletter. Thank you for your interest and support for the Hippo water roller!Did you know the Hippo roller is also used to support informal traders? The HIPPO MOBILE SPAZA utilizes the Hippo water roller as a transport vehicle and display facility for products to …

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Distribution of 350 Hippo rollers for the Department of Rural Development’s pilot project in the Eastern Cape

A team of the Hippo Water Roller Project covered more than 2000 km’s, many times traveling difficult terrain at less than 10 km/h, at the end of March 2012 in order to reach and hand over 350 Hippo rollers to 8 communities in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The National Department of Rural Development and Land …

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Lusikisiki, Transkei, Eastern Cape, SA: Nedbank Foundation, November 2011

Nedbank Foundation has done it again! The Foundation added a further 600 Hippo water rollers to their 2011 sponsorship of the Hippo Water Roller Project. This time the communities of the towns of Lusikisiki and Flagstaff in the Ingquza Hill Municipality in the Eastern Cape took ownership of the rollers. The handover was held on …

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