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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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Sustainability Week
 
Alive 2 Green presents Sustainable Week 2017, Hosted by The City of Tshwane
Food & Trees for Africa in partnership with Alive 2 Green hosted by the City of Tshwane is presenting at the annual Sustainability Week event at the CSIR International Convention Centre. 
The objective of Sustainability Week is to advance the Green Economy by creating platforms for African stakeholders from across all sectors to share knowledge and experience and to learn
 from each other. Read more
 

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Greening and feeding this Mandela Day

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In honour of Mandela Day and in the spirit of giving back to the community, City Property will be spending their 67#Minutes and beyond, tackling grass roots issues that affect the poorest of the poor in South Africa.
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#67Minutes – Doing good makes you feel good

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18 July, International Mandela Day, is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.

According to Michael Steger, a psychologist at the University of Louisville in Kentucky who conducted a study on whether people are happier pursuing pleasure or doing good, he found that the more people participated in meaningful activities, the happier they were and the more purposeful their lives felt.
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A green initiative for Youth Day

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As South Africa marks the 40th anniversary of Youth Day, the South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), a business unit of South African Tourism, observed the day by putting the spotlight on the future of the country’s business events industry.
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Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School in Tembisa to host launch of International Mandela Day

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Mandela Day 2016 will be launched by Ms Graça Machel, wife of the late statesman and international icon at the Dr Mathole Motshekga Primary School in Tembisa on Wednesday 8 June 2016.
 
In celebrating seven years of Mandela Day this year, we thought it is important to stay true to the ethos and values of the initiative. The format of the announcement will be a first. We’re not only talking about Mandela Day activities, we are doing them,“ said Yase Godlo, Manager of Mandela day at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
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Konica Minolta South Africa receives certified carbon neutral status for third consecutive year

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The Carbon Protocol of South Africa (CPSA), an independent third party verifier has again certified Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, as carbon neutral in 2016. This is the third year in a row that the leader in business document imaging and management has achieved this status, which was earned through calculating its carbon footprint, the implementation of company-wide energy efficiency initiatives and the subsequent offsetting of the remaining emissions.
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Woolworths Staff volunteers take time out to assist EduPlant schools

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For two decades the EduPlant programme, a flagship Food & Trees for Africa initiative, implemented in partnership with the Woolworths Trust for the last 12 years, has supported the development of sustainable food gardens. This natural farming and greening helps schools and their surrounding communities to create abundant gardens with year-round harvests using permaculture practices.
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Konica Minolta South Africa Gives Back To The Eastern Cape

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Konica Minolta South Africa recently undertook one of its most fulfilling corporate social investment (CSI) projects ever, helping to 'green' the Eastern Cape in a tribute to the province’s favourite son, Nelson Mandela.
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Oricol Environmental Services: Extending a helping hand to Emmangweni Primary School

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Living and working with purpose, committed to preserving our environment” is the premise on which Oricol Environmental Services operates. The name 'ORICOL' originates from the combination of two words, to communicate an all-encompassing understanding of their business and core offerings. 'ORI' refers to the 'origins' of the earth and 'COL' alludes to 'collaboration'. With this encompassing mission statement, it was only a matter of time before Oricol approached greening organisation, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) to form a partnership and address the direct needs of communities.
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Konica Minolta South Africa to leave living, growing tribute to Mandela in Eastern Cape

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EAST LONDON  - Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, is planning to not only help to enrich the lives of the Eastern Cape community in April this year, but also to pay homage to the province’s most beloved son, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
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SCHOOLS URGED TO ENTER COMPETITION CELEBRATING ABUNDANT FOOD GARDENS & CLIMATE RESILIENCE

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EduPlant begins the year with five one-day workshops in each province, 45 workshops that will reach thousands of people. These are supplemented by 252 training days nationally.
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