Hosted by Editor, TV and radio presenter and Activist, Gugulethu Mhlungu and Development Consultant Sekoetlane Phamodi, #ForWaterForLife was launched this September featuring stories about water across South Africa, and the water heroes and activists behind them. The podcast is sponsored by Domestic water solutions company, JoJo.
The 12-part podcast series covers topics such as phosphate mining in the Cape West Coast biosphere to protecting the Cape Flats aquifer to cleaning up Cape Town’s water canals. Each episode reveals the challenges and insights of geologists, healers, innovators, farmers, organizers and activists as they #listentothewater.
The duo delves into topics that include macadamia nuts and nanotech, extracting useful materials from human urine, revitalising the Jukskei, and drilling for groundwater to survive South Africa’s extreme drought cycle.“#ForWaterForLife is a podcast series highlighting the story, the value and the scarcity of water in southern Africa. “We ‘travel’ 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 our water-scarce country,” said Phamodi.
“Water is our most precious resource. It is also a resource that is under increasing risk. We can offer storage, filtration and sanitation solutions across the country, but we also need everyone to unify and take very personal responsibility for the water we access and use every day. Our pay offline across all our products and services is ‘for water, for life’ and we hope this series is the start of people truly listening to the water in order to spark behaviour change by positively affecting water saving, recycling and harvesting awareness among listeners.” said Grant Neser, MD at JoJo.
The first podcast was released on Tuesday, 1 September and the rest will be shared over the next 11 Tuesdays. Listeners can listen to the podcast series via Iono.FM, Spotify, Stitcher or Apple iTunes.