Volkswagen Community Trust

VWSA employees volunteer to conserve environment through Show of Hands event

21 November 2022

In partnership with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) and the  Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), the event was held at SANCCOB's premises on Saturday, 12 November under the theme "There is only one planet".

The Show of Hands initiative, which is held by VWSA once or twice a year, challenged the volunteers to:

  • Do a beach clean up around Cape Recife, during which 70,5 kilograms of litter was collected 
  • Remove 100 alien plants, plant 17 indigenous trees and distribute mulch
  • Paint cement benches, bridges, murals and a jungle gym at SANCCOB

For this initiative, SST provided all the required equipment for the beach clean up, including bags, gloves and tongs, as well as support staff. SANCCOB provided the tools and equipment needed for the removal of alien vegetation, with support staff to man all workstations.

"Environmental protection is of the utmost importance to VWSA as a business, and our employees clearly feel the same, " said Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Government Affairs at VWSA. "I am grateful for the dedication and selflessness shown by every volunteer who made an impact this past weekend, sacrificing their free time for this important cause."