Hot domestic water might seem like a luxury one can do without, but in fact it is of great importance for hygiene. For many South Africans using an electric geyser is completely out of reach, because the free basic electricity is just enough to keep the lights on. The widespread alternative, parafin geysers, often causes devastating fires. This short animated cartoon asks the question:”Why not let the sun heat our water?”
Indeed, solar water heaters are safe, climate-friendly, cost-effective and bear the potential to create many new jobs. Enough reasons to claim a solar water heater for everyone.
For Nguni language speakers the film is available in Xhosa here