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Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s social and environmental enterprise improving lives and landscapes towards healthy people on a healthier planet, since 1990. Over 4.2 million trees, 1000's of permaculture food gardens, bamboo projects and organic farms have been planted for poor communities. Read More...

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Planting 500 Trees in Honour of 100 Years Since Nelson Mandela’s Birth

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This July staff from Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, will visit the Eastern Cape for the third successive year, to celebrate 100 years since Madiba’s birth. This initiative seeks to plant trees in remembrance of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in areas where the great man spent his formative years. A total of 500 trees have been donated to seven identified beneficiaries in Qunu, Mvezo, Fort Hare and Idutywa. Working with local leadership and key stakeholders, beneficiaries have been identified and assessed to receive trees.
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Planting a Legacy this Mandela Day - in Mvezo and Beyond - 2631 Trees and Counting

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The 18th of July , Mandela Day, saw Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) and their partners planting trees across four provinces in South Africa. The highlight of the day was planting trees at Mandela’s place of birth, Mvezo in the Eastern Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa and previous South African Presidents, together with various dignitaries, planted fever trees outside homestead in which Mandela was born.
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On the 27th of June 2018 FTFA, DAFF, Ekhuruleni Municipality and the community of Eden Park West in Thokoza partnered in a tree planting event that saw 300 trees planted in one day and 50 youth volunteers trained and employed.


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Greening Tembisa this Youth Month and Environment Month

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On the 14th of June Food & Trees for Africa and Cova Advisory planted trees at Tsosololo Ya Africa Secondary School in Tembisa. The school were happy to receive 40 trees, half fruit and half indigenous shade, to create an orchard at the school as well as shade for learners. School learners enthusiastically ran the tree planting programme and planted trees in honour of National Youth Month and National Environment Month.
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Calling all schools to enter The EduPlant 2018 Food Gardening competition.

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Schools who have been growing and creating their gardens are invited to enter the EduPlant competition. There is R435 000,00 worth of prizes,  esources and funding for the winning schools. 66 provincial finalists will get a chance to compete at the Finals in October!
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Market Garden Success Stories with Shoprite South Africa

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With ingenuity, dedication and strong partnerships, it is possible to overcome dire circumstances and transform lives – as a group of ordinary people from Alexandra, Gauteng, have proved.

In 2011, Margaret Thaba, Miriam Malunga and Lekau Nkoko were unemployed, like many thousands of women in South Africa. Without an income, they were unable to support their families. Worse still, they were unable to participate fully in their community by contributing to celebrations or commemorations.
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World Environmental Day - Climate Change Workshop and Tree Planting

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To commemorate World Environment Day, held on 5 June each year, we visited Tembisa where we planted trees and learned about climate change with the Italtile Group and the Africa Climate Reality Programme (ACRP).
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Every Day is World Environment Day with Konica Minolta South Africa

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5,100 trees have been bedded down nationally since July 2017, through the commitment of Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, to environmental sustainability. For KMSA, every day is indeed World Environment Day. 

These 5,100 trees will offset a whopping 1,881 tonnes of CO2 in their lifetime whilst contributing to an improved environment – providing all the benefits that trees provide. Ritchi Smith of Konica Minolta South Africa comments, “We should be concerned with our environmental impact every day, and that’s what KMSA is committed to do.”
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The market gardens supported by Shoprite South Africa were recently featured on CGTN Africa's Global Business Show. Watch the video to learn more about the impact we have been working so hard to achieve. 

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Volunteer Day with Cummins South Africa

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On the 9th of May 2018 a Volunteer Day was held at Minerva High School located in Alexandra, Gauteng with Cummins South Africa. Upon arrival Cummins received warm welcome from the pupils and staff at Minerva High School. Cummins has been supporting Minerva High School for over 2 years ago and still continue to support them through FTFA.
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