In December 2022 the team at Mincon South Africa officially cut the ribbon for the unveiling of its most ambitious CSR projects to date: a water borehole for a primary school in South Africa.
Work on the project started in August 2022, when a drill team – using Mincon drilling tools – sunk a 64-metre-deep (210 foot) borehole at Leeuwpoort Primary School, a non-fee-paying public school in the city of Germiston, near Johannesburg. In the months that followed, Mincon arranged for the installation of all required pumps and plumbing, which meant that water from the borehole could be pumped into storage tanks, and then into the bathrooms and kitchens at the school.
Through this project, Mincon has helped play a part in addressing one of the biggest challenges facing people in developing communities: access to clean drinking water.
In addition to giving the children and families in the community access to water, this project also allows the school to save a significant amount of money that would have been required for accessing the paid municipal water supply. As a public school reliant on government funding, this frees up funds in the school’s budget to allow for development of other resources that can benefit the students and teachers.
Fernando Anceriz, General Manager, Mincon South Africa, said:
“We’re thrilled that we could put our drilling expertise to good use, as well as our Mincon tooling, to help make a significant difference to the quality of life in this community. Our CSR Champion, Nolundi, and her team, have done an excellent job at executing this creating opportunities for the young children attending the school.”