The first time most South Africans heard the term load-shedding was in 2007, so if you are under the age of 16 you’ve never experienced a year without power interruptions in Africa’s most industrialised economy. 

It is unlikely that load-shedding will be alleviated before this group turns 21. While there has been a rapid rollout of rooftop solar in the past three years, there are some structural lessons we can draw on as we prepare for our next supply crisis of a basic commodity: water. 

There is no question that the water crisis is on our doorstep.

Our CEO Marc Ashton wrote this opinion piece for the Business Day where he highlights that we can use some of the learnings from the load-shedding crisis to help in our response to the looming water crisis.

We are excited about our partnership with the team from Kaackai and look forward to working with corporates to address the water infrastructure crisis in South Africa.

Should you wish to engage on this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us.