Jul 21

Cadiz Mandela Day

I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wilderness. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment – Nelson Mandela.

These inspiring words led our Cadiz team to spend 67 minutes on Monday, 18 July 2022, at the Upper Liesbeek River Garden (ULRG) planting two trees in honour of Madiba, celebrating and giving back to our community for Mandela Day. Supported by Spirit Community Foundation, this River Garden was established many years ago and has been an ongoing project for the last eighteen years under the guidance and maintenance of Dr Joan Parker and her team.

The garden is being maintained for communities and families to enjoy themselves in this natural environment and to picnic as there are sufficient areas with handmade wooden tables and chairs as well as benches randomly placed throughout the garden. The river itself is pristine, allowing for children to play in it during the summer months.

We are honoured to have been given this opportunity to support the Upper Liesbeek River Garden, to raise awareness and help maintain this amazing place befitting of Madiba.