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No more water containers on our heads – Hippo Rollers make access to water easier

Women traditionally carry heavy water containers on their heads to collect water for daily use. Ma Masingita Maluleka in Limpopo now collects her water with a Hippo Roller and it changed her life for the better. “Sometimes, when we can’t borrow a wheelbarrow, we carry the water containers on our heads,” says Ma Masingita Maluleka. …

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New Book: What a Great Idea! Awesome South African Inventions

A new book on innovation by Prof Mike Bruton celebrates numerous South African inventions from pre-colonial times to the present. It provides information on the variety of products and services that South Africans, at home and abroad, have invented. Did you know that the machine that was used to drill the tunnels for the first …

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“A Drop of Water” – new documentary focusing on the severe drought in Africa

A 90-minute documentary filmed by Turkish director Suat Emuce centers on three African kids, who live an underprivileged life, struggling against a lack of healthy, drinkable water. It presents the audience with the harrowing struggle of these three small human beings in search for clear water, the essential requirement for survival. Emuce said he has …

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At last! Disabled man in remote KZN village receives a Hippo Roller to collect and store water

Earlier this year we were approached by Water Shortage SA to help an elderly gentleman who was struggling with water access. 59 year old Simon Chonco, who lives an isolated life in Egogweni, KwaZulu Natal had to tie a 20 litre container to his crutches with wire and walk an hour to a river to …

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SA Government to invest in Hippo Water Rollers and other innovative solutions as part of its drought mitigating strategies in 2016-2017

In her 2016/2017 budget speech on 11 May 2016, Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) announced detailed plans to aid municipalities unable to cope with the current drought or to meet the service delivery requirements of their communities. The drought mitigating strategies of DWS include new campaigns such as …

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200x Hippo Water Rollers (90l) to residents of the Likasi village near Witbank, South Africa

Yesterday, two hundred Hippo Water Rollers were handed over to the Seoding village, just outside Kuruman in the Northern Cape. The timely donation of rollers was met with much appreciation by the community as although it had rained a little, the dams were still dry and water access is limited. The 200 rollers were generously sponsored …

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