For Water For Life

JOJO  |  Series , ±17 min episodes total time 1 hr 10 min  | 
The podcast about water that might just change your life. For Water For Life tells the extraordinary stories of 12 ordinary women and men who have made it their life's work to protect, preserve and replenish the water supply in their unequal and water-scarce country, South Africa. From indigenous knowledge to cutting edge science, each episode reveals the challenges and insights of these geologists, healers, innovators, farmers, organisers and activists.

Disclaimer: This podcast series is brought to you by JoJo in the interests of conversations around water. The opinions and comments made in the episodes do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints and opinions of JoJo, and we have made every attempt to ensure the reliability of information provided. Products or technologies mentioned will not be brought to market by JoJo.

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For Water For Life - Trailer

#ForWaterForLife is a podcast series highlighting the story, the value and the scarcity of water in southern Africa. The series does this through fascinating storytelling with high stakes, aspirational lead characters, a joyful and inquisitive spirit and great production values.

Hosted by Sekoetlane Phamodi and Gugulethu Mhlungu, the series ‘travels’ through South Africa in each episode, to meet a guest who has made it their life's work to protect, preserve and replenish the water supply in their unequal and water-scarce country, South Africa.

From indigenous knowledge to cutting edge science, each episode reveals the challenges and insights of geologists, healers, innovators, farmers, organisers and activists as they #listentothewater.
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Cleaning Up Cape Town's Water Canals

Georgia McTaggart is a woman with a plan to clean up Cape Town’s rivers. She is the founder of HelpUp, a community initiative which works with paid homeless residents and local volunteers to clean up and rehabilitate some of Cape Town’s most polluted rivers. To-date, they have cleaned out over 80 tonnes of rubbish from Cape Town’s rivers, including the Black River and Langa Canal, and created over 300 jobs. To bring the impact of the initiative to scale, she has been piloting the Franchises are Free initiative where local franchisers sign onto an app and HelpUp provides them with all the tools necessary to host their own clean-ups, hire employees, report on the clean-up with data and photographs and get paid for their work.
02

Kusini Water - Macadamia Nuts and Nanotech

Murendeni Mafumo is one of many young South African innovators taking simple solutions to South Africa’s complex water and sanitation problems. He is the inventor of a water purification system that harnesses macadamia nut shells and nanotechnology to deliver clean, safe drinking water to communities which are not connected to the municipal water supply. To keep his projects sustainable, he has started a scheme under his social enterprise, Kusini Water, in which he sells bottled water as well as his water filtration devices. For every litre of water sold, his project is able to provide 20 litres of water to the communities he works with.
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Finding water with Oom Gideon

Gideon Groenewald holds PhDs in palaeontology, hydrology and geology and he has walked the Karoo studying drought. Using satellite imagery and prayer, he discovers over a dozen boreholes a week, most recently for Gift of the Givers, in drought-stricken parts of the country, with 90% accuracy. His story matters because he and his team help communities find solutions to water problems and because the Karoo is a contested fracking site.

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