Dave Glover - Guitar & Vocals
Julian Arenzon - Drums & Vocals
Steven Ellery - Bass & Vocals
Its free its fun, come and find out what we are all about.
No obligation just come and have a workout on all, or any of our open days in May!
L-R Jamie Humphrey (Grade 3) and Thomas Erasmus (Grade 5)
Wedgewood is a KwaZulu-Natal based business that has a proud history of investing in its community and working to reduce its environmental footprint. Recognising that its operation uses in excess of 20 000 kgs of plastic annually, it has entered into an innovative partnership with the WILDTRUST - aimed at offsetting its plastic footprint. The offset will be enabled through an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) fee for every kg of plastic that it uses in its operations and packaging.
WILDTRUST will use the EPR fee to source unrecyclable plastic packaging through its network of 715 Waste-preneurs and 130 recycling schools, villages and businesses, and then use this plastic to produce Green Bricks. The WILDTRUST Green Brick operation is a world class innovation that will ultimately enable the conversion of 1000’s of tons of unrecyclable plastic into building material that can be used to support social projects across the continent. The Green Brick innovation has been developed in partnership with USE-IT, a Durban based recycling non-profit, and funded by Dow.
Wedgewood and the WILDTRUST will audit the amount of plastic used and offset each month, and Wedgewood will be able to brand/ certify their products as ‘Plastic Neutral’.
“This is the first initiative that generates a value on all types of waste plastics that is seriously scalable. As more manufacturers come on board, the vision is to establish regional waste innovation centres where it is needed most. Imagine how it would revolutionise the way people looked at waste plastic if it was worth R2 a kg?” said Paul Walters, Director at Wedgewood.
“Plastic Neutral is the space you enter into when you remove, from the environment and/or landfill, the same amount of plastic that you put into the environment,” said WILDTRUST Recycling Manager, Hanno Langenhoven. “I am personally very excited about the way Wedgewood has embraced the concept and journey to becoming Plastic Neutral. They are boldly pioneering a trail that needs to be followed by every single plastic producer and plastic user in the country.”
The Green Brick is a uniquely South African innovation, that upcycles a mix of sand, glass and previously unrecyclable multi-layer post-consumer plastic waste. Not only does the Green Brick find a solution for the global issue of multi-layer waste, which previously could not be recycled, but it is a beneficiation that addresses a local demand for building materials to enable housing and other infrastructure. Through this innovation, the WILDTRUST intends partnering with responsible businesses to significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste in our rivers and oceans.
The first brick plant has been established at the WILDTRUST Recycling Depot in Howick, through support from the Dow Impact Fund, and will produce on average of 20 000 bricks a month and 240 000 bricks a year. To start with, the intention is that these Green Bricks will be bartered with WILDLANDS Waste-preneurs for the equivalent value of recycling collected, further enhancing a circular economy.
“Unfortunately, this is an uncomfortable conversation to have with big brands that are responsible for huge volumes of the plastic waste being produced daily. Wedgewood, who produce small quantities by comparison, approached us asking what they could do and how they could make a difference – which is admirable and instils hope in us as an organisation striving to build a sustainable future for all,” concluded Langenhoven.
Alvina Zondi is one of around 317 Waste-preneurs in the WILDTRUST network and is changing the face of her community by collecting waste in and around her homestead daily. Some of this waste will be turned into a Green Brick!
Map for the new route displayed here, marshals will be in place to guide you, but have a look before going for your run!
Deter criminals from targeting your house by ensuring you cut back trees and bushes. Investigate installing movement sensor lights and report broken street lights.
Clear foliage away from your PIR beams
Excessive foliage and pot plants placed in front of external PIR beams will not only result in possible false alarms, but also render them useless in detecting criminal’s approaching your house. If you have invested in these external PIR beams, please ensure that they remain unobscured.
Make sure your property is clearly numbered
This will ensure that emergency services are easily able to locate your property.
Pictured below: Laddsworth pupils and Siyabonga Education Managers with the Easter Eggs collected for Siyabonga.
Campers cover some of the costs for camp, but the full cost is born by a group of people who have stepped forward to say, "The kids in Sweetwaters are just as important as my kids". Camp sponsors inspire us through their willingness to make camp happen for kids who wouldn't otherwise get the chance!
If you want to sponsor one of the remaining 77 campers, contact +27 (0)82 789 5821.
Georgina Francis took part in the Under 12 Age group and received a Bronze Medal for 50m Back stroke, 200m Individual Medley (Relay), 4 x 100m Freestyle (Relay) and a Gold Medal for 4 x 50m Freestyle (Relay).
Patrick Lamb participated in the Under 12 age group and received Gold Medals for 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley, 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke.
He received Bronze Medals for 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly. Patrick also swam relays for the under 13-16 Age Group and received Gold Medals for 4x 50m Medley and 4 x 100m Freestyle and a Silver medal for 4 x 50m Freestyle.
• The oasis recharge zone
• The radiant affirmation cards
(more information on these on the website Quantum Radiance)
• Project Manager and Executive Assistant (x1 person)
• Hospitality crew (x 3 people)
I am looking for the right person to assist me in putting this show together, managing all aspects (admin, communication, planning and preparation, team management, visitor-flow at show, etc).
• Full availability over the next 8 weeks;
• Able and confident in handling communications, negotiations between suppliers (décor, set-up, etc), team management, exhibition process
• Interested and invested in being a positive influence on those around you
• at the show: 10 days
• setup: between 24 – 23 May (4 days)
• after the show: disassembly of exhibition 3 – 4 June (2 days)
• Preparation for Show: between 15 April – 24 May (including meetings and training) – to be decided after appointment, in discussion with the selected candidate.
The main task for the hospitality crew will be to welcome the visitors and to make sure they are taken care of.
• Comfortable with interacting with a variety of people
• Able to maintain a positive and cheerful, engaging attitude
• Comfortable on PC, tablets and online – to assist with online purchases and audio-visual material.
• at the show: approx. 8 hours per day x 10 days
• setup: between 24 – 23 May (1/2 day – for training)
• after the show: dis-assembly of exhibition 3 – 4 June (including aftershow debrief and feedback) (1/2 day)
• Preparation for Show: between 15 April – 24 May (including meetings and training) – coaching sessions at least 1 hour per week, training approx. 1 hour per week.
All team members must have their own transport for this project – to attend training sessions, meetings, and to/from the showgrounds.
All applications will be shortlisted by Saturday end of the day. Shortlisted applicants will be informed on Saturday evening and invited to interviews on Monday 15 April 2019. Times and details will be made available to all who are short-listed.
Dr. Janeshree Govindasamy
This is an awesome event for a good cause. It’s a race in which you can participate in by yourself or a team of maximum 6 people, to assist Caroline Clover and Velocity Sports Lab in their fundraising event for CHOC.
It’s a fun filled day where you can participate in by paying a fee for the privilege of riding a spinning bike for 12 hours. The fee paid per team will go towards a worthy cause called CHOC.
In 2016, just 8 weeks after my daughter was born, I was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. After Chemotherapy and a Radical Hysterectomy, I survived. Two years later… and I am stronger than ever.
I have decided to run Comrades 2019! I am running it in support of CHOC. A foundation very close to my heart.
CHOC offers emotional support, transport, accommodation, family guidance, meals and dietary support to the families of children fighting Cancer. What an amazing organisation!
Comrades will come with its own ups and downs. At times I’ll want to quit, and I’ll come out on top! I’ll cry, I’ll laugh, and I’ll fight to get to that finish line. Because I can. Because I am alive and because I had the SUPPORT and love and care of so many people to get me to where I am today. Most Cancer patients in South Africa are not as privileged as I am. They don’t have medical aid and access to private health care. I WILL run comrades, and I WILL make a difference to the lives of these less fortunate families and their beautiful, strong and courageous children.
PLEASE HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THIS AMAZING ORGANISATION!
A little note from Caz
Should you wish to part take in this amazingly crazy event, all you need to do is:
- Register with Holly, Kim or Caz and pay your fee of R900 per bike.
- To secure your teams place on a bike, you would need to EFT R900 to the banking details below. There are limited bikes, so book your spot fast!
- The event will take place from 5:30am on the 11th May 2019, Saturday at Velocity Sports Lab, Hilton.
- Wear funky gear to win a prize for the best dressed team
- Everyone is responsible for their own hydration and food.
News supplied by Velocity Sports Lab Hilton.
Time : 9.30. - 14.00
Venue : The Ellen Bird - Hilton
Bring : Your DSLR Camera and flash stick
•tea/coffee, refreshments, lunch
• both theory and practical will be covered
• Picasso editing program
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• Due to negative ions, Activated Charcoal prevents harmful bacteria from growing within the brush between uses.
• Environmentally friendly and sustainable bamboo handle.
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