Boxing clever — this engineered wetland is a holistic solution to SA’s water treatment problems

Takudzwa Pongweni – 15 Jan 2024

The Wetland in a Box is a modular system that uses roots and bacteria to clean wastewater. Removing pollutants and producing biomass, it may be the solution to South Africa’s coming crisis.

Gerhard Janse van Rensburg, a former information and communication technology specialist, became involved in community service in 2018. Initially focusing on electricity issues, by 2021 he had shifted focus to a topic many consider to be South Africa’s next crisis: Water…