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My Frogs Crossing Sign board initiative has become a reality. It has been put up today on 11 Aug’13 during my clean-up at this stream where the African Bull Frog is still seen in Soekmekaar (Morebeng). As these frogs are endangered and mostly threatened by cars in this area I arranged to have a sign board set up to alert motorists to drive slow and look out for these creatures.
I hope that this will help to save our bull frogs in this area. Thank you to Vixtrix signs for sponsoring the sign board and helping me with all the rules and regulations to get it approved. They do all Tzaneen’s road signs and that is why I approached them to sponsor me this signboard. Now everyone using this busy road from Makhado coming towards Tzaneen will see this sign and the Miss Earth SA logo, this will also help to promote our brand and cause every day!
We visited Cape Town’s Recyclable Material Recovery facility, where we were briefed on the purpose of this facility and the progress and production of waste products which are brought to the facility.The operation of this facility is incredible.
The project has been funding the development of a pilot project in Cape Town, South Africa since February 2008, supporting the start-up of a low tech/highly labour intensive material dismantling and recovery facility (MRF) for the pre-processing of e-waste.The project also seeks to incorporate the current informal e-waste processing activities, by transforming them into sustainable and environmentally sound operations. The MRF acts as a nucleus, raising awareness, and providing training and education to previously disadvantaged individuals as a means of creating opportunities for entrepreneurship in the technical maintenance, dismantling and waste-to-art project sectors.
Thank you MRF and green wishes !
SANCCOB (The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) is an internationally recognized leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing; contributes to research which benefits seabirds; trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to appreciate this unique heritage. SANCCOB is a leading marine-orientated non-profit organization which has treated more than 90 000 oiled, ill, injured or abandoned African penguins and other threatened seabirds since being established in 1968. Independent research confirms that the wild African population is 19% higher directly due to SANCCOB’s efforts .We visited SANCCOB and assisted in cleaning out the pool, scrubbing it down and filling it with fresh clean water. SANCCOB clean out these areas each day to reduce disease. The environment is as important to each and every animal as it is to human beings. So proud of SANCCOB and their achievements .
Miss Earth South Africa Semifinalists and team headed to Solwazi Primary school in Orange Farm to plant 95 trees for the father of our nation, Mr Nelson Mandela. Companies and organisations such as Garnier, Farmers Market, Reliance Organic Compost and many more came together on this very special day to lend a helping hand. Many hands make light work, and within a few hours this ‘Forgotten Township” had 95 trees. There is nothing more satisfying then helping an individual/community who are in dire need. Solwazi residents welcomed us with open arms and singing hearts. Lions representatives joined us and together we planted the 95th tree.
Green Wishes && Warm hearts
Fourways Farmers Organic Market selling Miss Earth South Africa merchandise. Meeting different people with different characteristics. Interacting with people, convincing people to buy and attracting people to come to our stall, All this was Fun with lots of laughter,working with Mama Georgina, her Sister,Micheal,Ella Bella, and Miss Earth South Africa Tamerin and a few Regional finalists.I visited the Organic Market Twice an interesting and calm place with people selling different foods,spices,organic products and etc.I had a taste of a few and the large pancakes which I could barely finish alone.I spent most of my Sunday there and it was worthwhile:-).
We sold most of Miss Earth merchandise and we did it to raise funds to plant trees 95 trees in Solwazi Primary
Thank You to Miss Earth South Africa -I improved my sales skills, think I can open my own store lol.
Makgomo Athalanda Sebesho