Elsumo – Certified Essential Services Provider

In the light of the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call of a three-week lockdown period starting midnight 26 March 2020, we can continue to perform certain operational services and support remotely.

As Elsumo falls within the scope of companies that provide essential services (see “Confirmation” link below to view certificate), we can assist our clients with water transfer equipment, designs of systems, technical advice and support, and quotes.

Our technical team will be on standby for emergency repairs to water-related equipment.

Herewith our communication information that can…

Mar 26, 2020

Understanding solar power and renewable energy in South Africa

The rate at which non-renewable energy resources, like oil, gas and coal, are consumed is growing at an extremely fast rate. With the possibility of these resources running out, it is becoming increasingly important to look for alternative options.

It is imperative for South Africans to start shifting their mindset to one of better resource management, particularly with uses of solar power and other renewable energy sources, like wind power.

A new perception of thinking needs to be applied when one goes the renewable energy route. The way in which you use energy needs to be changed. It doesn’t…

Mar 25, 2020

Effective dewatering management as part of the mining process

Dewatering and groundwater control is an important part of many open pit and underground mines. Dewatering should therefore form an integral part of water management at a mine.

In addition to groundwater management, it is also necessary to control the surface water. This is usually done by diverting as much surface water runoff away from the pit as possible and by pumping away the water that accumulates in the pit.


Where a mine dewatering schedule is put in place. Typically the mine will see several benefits, including the following:

Feb 17, 2020

Innovative technology for solar-powered water pumps

Learn more about our solar-powered water pumps.

Jan 16, 2020