Tomorrow Econet Wireless will launch Seldon Water Zimbabwe, the local subsidiary of a water purification initiative being led by Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa.
Seldon Water Zimbabwe, which is based in Harare, opened its doors to the public last month as part of the Seldon Water Africa initiative.
Seldon Water Africa is the continent’s extension of Seldon Technologies, an American water purification company that Strive Masiyiwa acquired last year. It develops and sells point-of-use water purification solutions.
Its solutions are developed using Nanomesh. This is a material developed in conjunction with the United States Army and NASA. It delivers a nano filtration platform used in the different water purification systems.
The Seldon WaterTap which is the cornerstone product of Seldon Technologies is a water purification system that comes with a DIY installation kit and a drinking water faucet.
It’s safe to assume that this is as far from telecoms as Econet has gone right now. The company has been spreading itself in a lot of directions lately. From Health Services to Car Tracking and now water purification the question is what comes next?
Is this all part of a bold diversification strategy in the face of an evolving telecoms environment?