Sivuyule Pezulu is the co-founder and managing director of Indalo Water Technologies. The company was started as a response to the ongoing water crisis in South Africa.
The iNdalo objective is to halve freshwater use in Africa. It does this by helping organisations to reclaim their wastewater, treating it on site to become reusable greywater for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing or as cooling water for heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. Clients include power stations, mines, resorts, lodges and factories.
Pezulu’s proudest moment was in June of 2021 when iNdalo partnered with a community organisation in Limpopo to raise funds to build safe sanitation facilities for a school. This led to the company pledging 10% of their profits towards providing clean water and safe sanitation solutions to underprivileged schools in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
“Water is an interesting resource in the context of South Africa’s socio-economic landscape, because it highlights the wide divide between the haves and have-nots brought about by inequality.”