What good did you do for 67 minutes on Mandela Day?

Wildlands Mandela Day Picking Up Litter

Picking up Recyclable waste – L to R – Wendy Khuboni (Wildlands) Khuthalile Mahlaba (a local community member that got involved) and Lauren Laing (Wildlands) picking up litter for recycling in Sweetwaters.

Wildlands Conservation Trust decided to honour this day, Mandela Day, and the amazing statesman that inspired it – and allocate 67 minutes of our staffs time to cleaning and greening near Hilton, where our head office is based.

The team of passionate employees set off from Sweetwaters, decked out in their signature Wildlands bright green t-shirts and gloves, and headed towards Hilton, clearing alien plants and picking up litter for recycling along the way.

“These sorts of activities are not new to Wildlands staff, as sustainability is what drives us all, but what better way to echo a famous quote by Nelson Mandela: ‘We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right,’ than to set an example on this special day,” said Wildland’s Marketing Manager Lauren Laing.

Wildlands Mandela Day Clearing Alien Plants web July

Clearing Alien Plants – L to R – Lindo Hlabane and Thobelani Nxumalo removing alien vegetation in Sweetwaters as part of the Wildlands Mandela Day 67 minutes contribution.