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South Africa’s Water Affairs Minister reveals the scale of the drought’s impact on rural communities and measures to alleviate it

Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane recently revealed that the drought in South Africa currently affects 173 of the 1 628 water supply schemes nationally, serving approximately 2.7 million households. South Africa is in the fourth consecutive year of drier- than-average weather, with 2015 the most severe. Minister Mokonyane revealed the scale of the effect of …

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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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Department of Rural Development & Land Reform – South Africa

The Chief Directorate: Technology Research and Development (TRD) of South Africa’s Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) identified Hippo water rollers as an appropriate technology and conducted an impact assessment study of the Hippo roller in some Eastern Cape areas faced with water supply challenges. In October 2012, the DRDLR produced the Hippo …

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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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