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This University Student has an Affordable Solution for Cape Town’s Water Crisis

The student was unable to register in 2017 due to lack of funds.

Cape Town is in the middle of a serious water crisis that will see the city running out of water by March 2018 if nothing changes.

Third year Univeristy of Cape Town civil engineering student Nkosinathi Nkomo, who couldn't register this year due to lack of funds, has a solution for the crisis.


He invented a device that will recycle water from the bathroom, and filters it for irrigation.

But grey water isn't a new thing, so what makes his device different?

"The main challenge with grey water devices currently is that they are very expensive to manufacture and maintain, so the main challenge was to come up with an affordable solution," Nkomo tells eNCA in an interview.

The normal price for a grey water system in South Africa usually starts at R5 000. Nkomo's prices will start at R3000 depending on the size of the household.

Nkomo is assisted by three of his friends. Sesethu Mazangazanga as project manager; Njabule Gule is responsible for operations; and Monica Masetola does branding and marketing for the company.

Watch Nkomo's interview with eNCA below.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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