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New Investment in Homegrown Technology Providing Water to Communities in Need

Kusini Water, a cleantech enterprise that provides clean drinking water to local communities and corporates by manufacturing mobile, solar-powered water purification systems made from locally sourced macadamia nut shells and nanotechnology.

Kusini Water brings clean, safe drinking water to people in rural, peri-urban and informal settlements throughout the African continent. Through the manufacture and assembling of water filtration and treatment systems equipped with IoT technology, Kusini Water is able to provide clean water to underserved communities by partnering with public benefit organisations, as well as providing water use optimisation and green building solutions to corporates.

Kusini Water was founded in 2017 with its first system built in Shayandima, Thohoyandou in Limpopo. The business now runs over 30 sites and provides more than 3 million litres of water a month to communities and corporates.

The company’s key goal is consistent with that of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal of clean water and sanitation for all. This investment will create positive environmental outcomes as well as the creation of permanent South African jobs.

As a graduate of FNB’s Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab™ (SEIL) programme, Kusini Water has benefited from a blend of business development support as well as grant investment to catalyse the growth of their business.


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