Planting in honour of Madiba
“In the spirit of Mandela, we got pupils from King David, Phateng Comprehensive School, an African National Congress ward councillor and the Democratic Alliance mayor, the Gauteng Education Department, and the Pretoria Jewish community to work together for the greening of Mamelodi,” said JNF chairperson Michael Kransdorff. Sixty-seven spekbooms were planted in honour of Mandela’s legacy at the JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre in Mamelodi. The award-winning centre, which hosted an Israeli water delegation last week, raises environmental awareness and mobilises residents to become environmental champions. It has hosted more than 122 000 schoolchildren and their teachers to learn about water, waste, energy, and biodiversity. More than 28 000 trees have been planted at schools, homes, and other sites, thanks to this environmental centre.