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South Africa: Renewables Program Gains Momentum

Already the continent’s largest producer of renewable energy, South Africa is moving to further reduce its reliance on hydrocarbons by expanding private sector investments in solar and wind projects, and introducing biofuels. Under the Renewable Energy Power Producer’s Programme launched in 2011, the contribution of independent power producers (IPPs) to generation is expected to reach […]

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Using Water Hyacinth (seaweed) to create everyday household products

Achenyo Idachaba, C.E.O, Mitimeth, is working with rural communities in using water hyacinth (seaweed) to create everyday household products. Achenyo very recently (Jan, 2016) spoke at a TED Women gathering about the process and the incredible environmental and social implications of this meaningful work. Rainharvest.co.za adds: Water hyacinth is a free floating, or mud rooted plant, […]

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Water Angels: Kindness during South Africa’s Severe Drought

For many South Africans, the water crisis has reached rock bottom. But, while the country remains in the grip of a severe drought, relief has come from all corners. Social media awareness efforts have rallied schools, companies and private individuals to distribute water and animal feed to some of the Free State’s hardest hit areas […]

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Video: Budget rainwater harvesting system & water tank

This is an excellent practical explanation of a budget rainwater harvesting system and plastic water tank. The video shows just how easily (and cheaply) water can be directed to a poly water tank; ideal for rural areas around the world and especially for water scarce South Africa. If you are in South Africa, see more […]

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JoJo Tanks installation guide (infographic)

Here is a fun and informative infographic from JoJo Tanks in South Africa. DIY installation of water tanks and rainwater tanks is relatively simple. Source: JoJo Tanks (South Africa) If you are in South Africa, click on the links below for more information about JoJo Tanks products. JoJo Tanks South Africa offer a wide range of […]

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Why harvest the rain?

Although the article below relates to the UK, the reasons for harvesting rainwater and installing rain water tanks are universal. We should all be harvesting rainwater in South Africa, a water-scarce nation on the brink of a national water shortage disaster (which will likely far surpass the seriousness of the current Eskom power supply shortages). […]

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Some reasons to consider greywater harvesting

Greywater recycling can be as simple as collecting shower water in a bucket to fully fledged treatment systems with multiple water tanks. A happy medium can be found if one uses the greywater as it is produced then no treatment needs to occur if used for garden irrigation. The golden rule of simple greywater recycling […]

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Rainwater harvesting illegal in some US states

Thankfully, rainwater tanks and rainwater collection are not illegal anywhere in South Africa, in fact government encourages rainwater harvesting. Apparently a few states and counties in the US have been taking legal action against private citizens, see the article below. Collecting rainwater is a very common and environmentally friendly thing that is done, but just […]

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Video: How to repair a plastic water tank or bucket at home

A simple but clever way of ‘welding’ cracks in polyethylene or ‘plastic’ water tanks and other poly products. Remember not to breathe those fumes in! To prevent the possibility of cracks due to inferior polyethylene, ensure you consider high quality, one-piece moulded (roto-moulded) poly water tanks such as those offered by JoJo Tanks in South […]

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