MD Message November 2016
This year marks the 18th anniversary of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. The campaign, themed ‘Count Me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, begins on 25 November each year.
This campaign aims to generate awareness of the need for the protection of women and children, with more focus on mobilising men to assist in the fight against this plague of violence.
Our own employees took time to support this campaign through our Social Development Campaigns. Let us make this coming festive season a safe time for our loved ones. The Western Cape had an early start to its fire season and over 100 firefighters with air support fought the Banhoek fire in Jonkershoek near Stellenbosch recently. Our teams received high praise from the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, for saving lives and protecting the environment.
Indications are that our firefighters should prepare themselves for a busy fire season. With most of the country experiencing severe drought and hot and dry weather conditions expected throughout the country, we anticipate that this could exacerbate the prevalence of wildfires.
Let me again remind our firefighters to continue to be vigilant and safe on the fire line. Our participants will continue to remain on high alert should they be needed to provide any fire suppression support.