20 March 2020

“No school should be without
proper functioning and clean sanitation units. It’s called human dignity” said
Albert Weber, Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure Specialist Group
(ISG) when he recently handed over 16 Rocla precast concrete sanitation units
to the Sifunindlela Primary School, based at Kabokweni in Mpumalanga Province.

“At ISG, our Corporate Social
Initiative focuses on early learning development projects. At Sifunindlela
Primary School, we saw a need for hygienic and safe sanitation units for their
very young learners, and we knew we could assist through the expertise that
Rocla has in this sector. Our belief that functional ablution facilities should
be provided for young learners attending educational establishments, stems from
our belief in the right to basic human dignity. We at ISG and Rocla are proud
to have supplied the 16 dignified and safe sanitation units” Weber said.

 “We contracted Enviromould Product Solutions for
the installation of the toilets, they supplied amenities for upstream water and
downstream sewer management. The finished product comprised of two sets of
toilet for both girls and boys. The seats supplied, include for a built-in
baby-seat to accommodate both pre-schoolers and the much older children in
primary school. These sanitation units are safe, hygienic and fully functional
and replace previously dangerous Pit toilet installations” commented Andre
Labuschagne, Product Development Manager at Rocla. He added “The sanitation
unit itself is a cost-efficient unit. There is no need for any educational
establishment not to have units such as these installed for their learners and
their staff “.

Enviromould supplied all
associated sanitation unit fittings such as stop cocks, water connection fittings,
infiltrator soak away chambers, sewer pipes, water troughs and vent valves as
well as conducting the excavation, installation and backfilling of the septic
tank  as well as the installation of a
5000 litre water tank on a raised platform to gravitationally feed the toilet

Rocla’s Precast Concrete
Toilet unit is a cost-effective solution to one of the essential needs in South
Africa’s high-density urban and rural communities. The stand-alone unit has
been developed to be used as either a leach pit configuration or as a full water
borne systems.

The unit is supplied complete
with high quality, Polymer pivot door and the optional concrete add-on wash
basin. Where running water is available, plastic fittings are used to prevent theft
as these have no scrap value.

In the case of leach pit
latrines, the leach pits themselves are also manufactured from concrete and
supplied together with the toilet unit. This provides a system in line with the
Water Research Comission’s findings for a cost effective and viable on-site
water borne system.

Sifunindlela Primary School is
a no fee public school and has over 1,100 registered learners with over 100 in
Grade R.

Rocla is part of the ISG which
also includes Technicrete.

Caption One: From
Left to Right: Members of the Mpumulanga Dept of Education; Rocla (ISG) CEO,
Albert Weber shakes the hand of Sifunindlela Primary School Principal, Andre
Labuschange, Product Development Manager, Rocla, Malebusa Sebatane, Marketing
& Communications Manager, Rocla (ISG).

Caption Two:
Sanitation Units donated by Rocla to Sifunindlela Primary School.

Further information is
available from:

Malebusa Sebatane, Group
Marketing and Communications Manager

the IS Group Tel: 011 670 7600
Cell: 078 803 9863

email: [email protected]

Issued on behalf of the IS
Group by: SJC Creative

Contact Sue Charlton Tel: 0877013860

Cell: 082 579 4263

email: [email protected]

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