Waste Management Facilities – The New Order

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)’s Landfill Interest Group (LIG) in KwaZulu-Natal, proudly announces its Ninth Biennial Seminar on Landfills, Landfill 2011, to be held from 18 – 20 October 2011 at Docklands Hotel, Durban.  The LIG is dedicated to capacity building and technology transfer in the science and practice of waste disposal by landfill.

The prime focus of modern waste management lies in reducing the amount of waste going into landfill sites however, the application of this strategy is slow in coming about. Existing landfills, of which there are approximately 1,200 in South Africa at present, are being scrutinised ever more closely and the development of new facilities is becoming increasingly challenging as the old ones are filled up.  Stan Jewaskiewitz, President of IWMSA says “Reducing waste to landfill is essential, however, landfilling and landfill treatment facilities are set to remain an important waste management option into the foreseeable future.”

Landfill facilities, now more appropriately known as ‘waste management facilities’, remain plagued by many problems related to technology, including leachate and biogas emissions.  The LIG Landfill Seminar series is designed to create a low-cost forum where a high standard of knowledge transfer may be experienced – with the focus firmly on landfill issues and new technologies rather than on waste management in general.

The themes for Landfill 2011 will include design, construction, and operation of landfills on challenging environments including landfill barrier design and performance. Landfill policy and legislation, is a key topic that will be discussed and guidelines for both National and Provincial regulation and planning requirements will form part of the discussions. Sustainable landfill concepts for municipal and hazardous waste; landfill processes and emissions including leachate and gas management and waste mechanics will also be discussed during the Seminar. Other important themes include landfill remediation, aftercare and reuse as well as investigating alternative technologies.

Delegates attending Landfill 2011 can look forward to a keynote address by Kelvin Legge, Chief Engineer, Integrated Environmental Engineering of the South African Department of Water Affairs.  Legge is an international authority on fluid migration through soils and geosynthetic materials, and appropriate contaminant containment standards for the new national revised waste classification system. Legge’s focus at the Seminar will be on the new landfill classification system which will have a direct impact on all stakeholders that are involved with landfills.

Also on offer is a half-day workshop on lining design and landfill stability which will be facilitated by an international expert on the subject, Richard Thiel of Thiel Engineering, California. The cost of bringing Thiel to South Africa has been sponsored by the LIG’s partners, the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA), thus assisting the LIG to adhere to its mandate of providing affordable specialist landfill seminars.

Landfill 2011 aims to continue the highly successful seminar series as run over the last 18 years by the IWMSA LIG and in 2011 this event has been made possible by a generous grant from Messrs Barloworld Equipment.

For further information regarding Landfill 2011 and for registration and bookings, please contact Megan Nortjé on 031 767 1903 or 082 448 5961, or email landfill2011@iwmsa.co.za

The IWMSA is a professional, multi-disciplinary and non-profit oriented organisation with voluntary membership established to promote the science and practice of waste management. For more information contact the IWMSA visit: www.iwmsa.co.za


The sustainability of industrial packaging in a regulated environment

Environmental policies and regulations have a strong impact on future packaging trends. A sustainable environment is important for the public, industry and Government which in turn contributes to a healthy economy; but it is essential that all industrial packaging meets current packaging legislation. The Responsible Packaging Management Association of Southern Africa (RPMASA)’s role is to help members operate in an appropriately regulated market place to maximise competitiveness.

Industrial Packaging is designed and manufactured to specifications for the different risk classes of chemicals and industrial products to be safe and secure in transport and use worldwide. All packaging used for dangerous substances or products containing substances with UN numbers must be performance tested and certified by an accredited packaging test laboratory as per the United Nations Model regulations and is permanently marked with the manufacturers specific certification markings confirming specification, date and factory of manufacture. Similarly reprocessed packaging should be the correct specification for use, be tested and bear the reprocessors registration mark in addition to the original manufacturer’s marks.

Packaging is vital to modern systems of production, distribution and consumption. The packaging industry has been under pressure for more than 20 years to reduce the environmental impacts of its products. South Africa has a significant threat in the reprocessing market through the frequent purchase of incorrect specification packaging which cannot be reused hence unnecessary waste, and the direct scrap of perfectly good, re-useable drums and Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), which is wasteful, increases resource and energy use, and carbon footprint to the detriment of our environment.

Making use of the correct specification is vital to reduce risks to people and the environment during handling, storage and transport of products as well as to contribute to sustainable use of resources and reduced carbon footprint.

“RPMASA members now have a significant opportunity to help people reduce their overall environmental footprint by choosing packaging companies that comply with regulations,’’ says Liz Anderson, President of the RPMASA. “Most importantly we applaud members who are already using regulated companies for their commitment to the waste hierarchy and environmental sustainability.”

Anderson continued, “With the emergence of regulatory requirements to address extended producer responsibility and other environmental packaging legislation currently in the pipeline, this is a critical time for our industry to join the RPMASA initiatives to offer a compelling voice. Purchase of the correct specification package results in resource, energy and cost savings as well as reduced risk and liability.”

For more information about the RPMASA and membership organisations can log on www.rpmasa.org.za

Notes to Editors

The RPMASA is part of a network of organizations’ around the world that follow the entire lifecycle of Industrial packaging. RPMASA addresses economic, legal and regulatory concerns associated with drum and container use and reuse, as well as uplifting the standard of drum reconditioning through global best practice. It has a seat on the UN Committees of Experts for Transport of dangerous goods and the GHS, National Standards Committees and the Waste Act Steering committee to assist members, and bring best practice to our industries.


What will be the future of waste pickers in South Africa?

“Waste pickers are not fighting for the right to be on landfill sites, they are fighting to be part of the waste management system,” said Mr Simon Mbata, representative of the South African Waste Pickers Association (SAWPA) at a workshop debate hosted by the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) in Midrand last week.  Having seen firsthand how effectively waste is being managed by informal waste pickers in Brazil recently, Mbata strongly believes that separation of waste at source (household level) is the way forward for the waste industry. “This too is the solution being advocated in the Recycling Industry’s Waste Management Plan that is currently being developed,” said Mr Andrew Marthinusen of the Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA). Marthinusen accompanied Mbata on the recent fact finding trip to Brazil.

Waste pickers, as they have been dubbed, are individuals who make an independent living reclaiming recyclable waste from the waste stream, predominantly from landfill sites, and selling it on to recycling companies. An estimated 88,000 South Africans currently earn a living in this way. Waste picking offers individuals a means to make a living regardless of age, level of education or skills set. A basic understanding of what is recyclable is required but this is gained through working experience.

“The reason that the waste pickers are there is clear,” says Dr Suzan Oelofse, Chairman of the IWMSA. “A lot of recyclable and reuseable waste is entering the waste stream due to South Africa’s current waste disposal strategies. This waste is valuable and if reclaimed, can earn collectors up to R120 per day. Many waste pickers have evolved into entrepreneurs by finding creative ways to re-use waste, such as by building dog kennels out of discarded wood or potting and reselling discarded plants.

“Having waste pickers on a landfill site has it’s pros and cons for the site operator,” says Mr Frans Dekker, Functional Head of Landfill Management Operations for City of Tshwane. “They contribute to waste reduction on the site and can be extra eyes, if trained, to look out for illegal dumping activities and criminal behaviour. They assist the public with offloading waste and can help out during strikes as they did recently. However, having waste pickers on a landfill site means more people for the site operator to manage and slower turnaround time on waste processing. The personal safety of the waste pickers themselves is also an ongoing risk. Many sites feel that their public image may be tarnished by the presence of waste pickers,” Dekker explains. “But these waste pickers are always going to be there and it is important for landfill sites to have their cooperation as far as possible. Waste pickers also need to be encouraged to manage themselves via a representative committee, a process that has started in City of Tshwane during 2002.” Dekker continues.

However, the existence of these waste pickers and their prevalence on landfill sites has become an increasing concern for the site operators as landfill sites are a dangerous environment and accidents arising on the site can become the responsibility of the site operator. This was highlighted by Mr Leon Grobbelaar from Interwaste in his presentation that discussed the liabilities that a site could face if something goes wrong. Enviro-Fill, an Interwaste subsidiary, was sued for R5 million by an informal waste picker that was injured accidentally whilst collecting waste informally on an Enviro-Fill operated landfill site. The legal action was instituted in spite of measures being put in place by Enviro-Fill to reduce the risks to the health and safety of the waste pickers. “Recycling should be done before waste reaches the landfill site,” says Grobbelaar. “I don’t believe that a landfill site is the right place for the waste pickers to operate.”

Waste pickers may be perceived by the uninformed as poor, dirty, uneducated and dangerous individuals and yet they are hard working, fiercely independent, self motivated people who bring with them a wealth of knowledge about the waste management stream and recyclable products. It is imperative that they be considered and included in future waste management plans and it is encouraging that the waste management industry seems to be doing this. It is clear that there is room for improvement in the working conditions of waste pickers and in the way waste is currently being managed but it is also clear that the waste management industry is actively tackling this challenge and while there is still a lot of work to be done and discussions to be had the outlook is predominately positive.

The IWMSA have recognised that the forum for more discussions around these issues is necessary and as such will be planning more workshops in the near future.

The IWMSA is a professional, multi disciplinary organisation with voluntary membership established to promote the science and practice of waste management and is a non-profit organisation. For more information contact the IWMSA visit: www.iwmsa.co.za


Who is the greenest of them all?

Industries across KwaZulu Natal are invited to enter the prestigious Waste Management Awards 2012.

The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA)’s KwaZulu Natal branch in conjunction with the the Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development (DAEARD) are delighted to launch the Waste Management Awards for 2012 and are challenging companies across KwaZulu Natal to see who is the greenest in the Province.

Pat Reddy, the Chairman of the IWMSA KZN Branch says, “we are encouraging organisations throughout KZN to enter the Waste Management Awards for 2012. With the increased pressure on companies to comply with the New Waste Act and to be environmentally more conscious, we see the Waste Management Awards as a great way to share good ideas, get recognition for hard work and celebrate environmental action.” Reddy continues, “Very often the focus is on what is wrong in the environment. The IWMSA and DAEARD will be focussing on what is right by rewarding environmentally-conscious organisations.”

Reddy adds, “the aim of the awards is to celebrate organisations’ green credentials by paying tribute to the great and green. In 2010 the competition was of a very high standard with many deserving entrants and we hope that even more of KwaZulu Natal’s leading businesses will enter this year to stand a chance of receiving recognition for their sustainable practices. We are challenging all the organizations to set an example for the rest of South Africa.”

Reddy continues, “These awards aren’t about creating winners and losers. Everyone that is working towards a greener life is instantly a winner. We feel that these awards are a fitting way to recognise those organisations that really are trying to make a difference to the environment in the course of their day-to-day business.”

The main objectives of the awards are to promote responsible practice in the use of resources and environmental management, to encourage the waste hierarchy (3 R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) as well as to encourage alternative methods to avoid overfill at landfill sites.

The bi-annual Waste Management Awards aim to recognize businesses of all sizes and sectors, employing good environmental practice in their daily activity, while also making significant financial savings.

Organisations are invited to attend the launch function of the Waste Management Awards that will be taking place at the Premier Hotel in Pinetown on 28 July 2011 from 08:00 – 11:00. Last year’s winners in the various categories will be at the launch and share their experiences of taking part in the awards.  Companies will get a chance to interact with these companies and will also be guided on what the requirements are for entering the 2012 competition.  There are different categories that can be entered including Chemical, Service and General Industries – more information will be made available at the launch.

The judging includes a site visit and audit by professional members of the IWMSA, as well as employees of the DAEARD and other government departments.

The IWMSA is a professional, multi-disciplinary organisation with voluntary membership established to promote the science and practice of waste management and is a non-profit organization. For more information contact the IWMSA’s KwaZulu Natal branch at: (031) 564 2795, e-mail: kzn@iwmsa.co.za or visit www.iwmsa.co.za,


Learners go Wild for Animals at Giraffe House

Many learners across the Cape have never seen or experienced the beauty of our Province; something many of us take for granted. In a bid to create awareness of our country's unique and diverse range of wildlife, Peninsula Beverage Company (PenBev) has entered into a collaboration with The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre (Giraffe House), situated just off the N1 between Muldersvlei and Stellenbosch.

Giraffe House hosts school visits to their facility which encourages learners to discover the wonders of South Africa's wildlife and even a chance to interact with a few of them. With Giraffe House's mobile unit they are able to reach even more learners. Denise Green, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at PenBev indicated, "There are many leaners in less fortunate areas across Cape Town that may never get an opportunity to see the wonders of our Country; we can't expect the youth to 'look after the environment' if they don't know what it is they are supposed to look after.

We at PenBev are delighted to form this collaboration with Giraffe House and introduce learners across Cape Town to the wonders of nature."

Werner Fourie, Director of Giraffe House and previously a lecturer in Conservation at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), is passionate about conservation and about educating our youth about the importance of our wildlife. The talks are entertaining and fun, which Fourie believes is essential for the learners to retain information. Fourie says,

"I developed the concept for the Giraffe House after some rural children had pointed to a couple of giraffe that we were transporting at the time and they had asked what type of lions they were. It really concerned me that the children of Africa did not know about this animal that is so unique to us.

Not having the exposure or experience of wild animals could lead to misunderstanding and subsequent irrational fears and even abuse of these animals."

"These children are our future cabinet ministers and members of parliament and our potential future conservationists. We need to instil in them a sense of environmental responsibility while they are still young."

The sessions are started off with an introduction of the Big Five and relating them to South Africa's currency, thereby allowing learners to recognise what they are looking at on our bank notes and coins. Learners also get to learn that South Africa is the home to everything from the tallest animal in the world - the giraffe, the largest bird - the ostrich, the smallest antelope - the blue duiker, the oldest animal - the Nile crocodile etc.

Reptiles also form an important element when learning about South Africa's wildlife. Fourie explains that there are good and bad snakes, that one shouldn't fear and randomly kill any reptiles as they all play an important role in our delicate eco system. During the session, learners (and even teachers!) get an opportunity to interact with the reptiles, and even get a chance to overcome their fears by meeting a python up close and personal.

Giraffe House is open seven days a week from 09:00 to 17:00 and can be contacted on 021 884 4506 or e-mail > giraffehouse@gmail.com . For more information visit <www.giraffehouse.co.za> www.giraffehouse.co.za

PenBev is committed to supporting educational outings of this nature which contribute towards a more thorough understanding of our environment as a whole. PenBev is an independent bottling company that holds the rights to manufacture and distribute the products of The Coca-Cola Company within the Western and Northern Cape.

For more information, contact PenBev on: 021 936 5500 or visit <www.penbev.co.za> www.penbev.co.za


Reaching out to the Heart of Fathers in Eerste River

The South African statistics for fatherless homes are shocking - 9 million children grow up without fathers in South Africa, 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes; more than a third of the country's prisoners are aged 18 - 25. Nearly 50 000 school girls fell pregnant in 2007 a 151% increase since 2003. Nearly a third of 12 - 14 year olds said they had easy access to marijuana and 8% had easy access to crack cocaine .(info. SAIRR ) This crisis is out of control and affecting our communities.

The odds are stacked up against South Africa's Youth, therefore The Greater Blue Downs Ministers Fraternal and Hearts of Fathers have joined forces to address issues relating to fathers and sons that are destroying the community and our country.

Heart of Fathers will be launching an inter-church crusade from 22 - 24 July 2011 which is aimed at uniting the Church and community to fight the degeneration in the youth and families caused by absent fathers.

Special guest, Tex Neveling from the Journey of Hope will be speaking to the group during the event. Neveling is a breast cancer survivor and the Journey of Hope's first male rider. "It is important for fathers and sons to communicate and to address sensitive and difficult topics.

Breast cancer is one of those topics - it is something that does not discriminate against race, gender, age - it is important to know about and if you see any changes in your body to not be 'macho' about it, but to check it out; if I had not been proactive I would not be here today."

The Journey of Hope is a breast cancer awareness initiative that was launched in 2006 where Survivors ride motorcycles throughout the country and create awareness and educate people about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Dispelling myths about breast cancer is also important - it is not something that only middle-aged women get.

For more information on Heart of Fathers Event please call 021 904 0533 or email kimministry@netactive.co.za and for more info on the Journey of Hope, please contact 011 317 3861 or visit www.journeyofhope.co.za


Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Ride – the first of its kind in South Africa

The Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Ride going from strength to strength.

When the Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Ride was initiated in 2006 it was the first of its kind in South Africa. The purpose of the Journey of Hope Breast Cancer Ride is to spread the message of a positive attitude and of hope regarding breast cancer, in a unique and vibrant way. This is achieved through a volunteer group of breast cancer survivors travelling across South Africa on motorcycles and sharing their stories of Hope. At the same time these dynamic role models highlight the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Since then a number of similar initiatives unassociated with the Journey of Hope have been initiated following the same basic model. Journey of Hope are supportive of any cause that shares its vision of spreading the message of Hope and the early detection of breast cancer to South African communities.

Aileen Taylor, Director says, “The Journey of Hope has a long and successful track record and has grown from strength to strength over the years, especially when it comes to educating rural communities about breast cancer and dispelling some of the myths that exist around breast cancer.  We are looking forward to an exciting Ride this year when we will be travelling through Gauteng to Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the North West to spread our message of Hope and early detection of breast cancer.”

This year a new group of 15 breast cancer survivors from all walks of life will once again embark on a Journey of Hope by riding Honda motorcycles. Amongst them will be the first male breast cancer survivor to participate in a Journey of Hope ride. Appearances, talks and awareness workshops will be held throughout the year as well as during the week of the main ride, when various schools, shopping centres and communities along the route will be visited.

The Journey of Hope ride will be taking place from 09 – 15 October 2011. For more information about the Journey of Hope 2011 ride contact 011 3173861 / 082 840 3633 or visit www.journeyofhope.co.za

 


Cancer survivors embark on new route to reach rural communities – Journey of Hope 2011 launched

In South Africa the detection and treatment of breast cancer is the preserve of those with medical aid and the money to pay for it.

The burden of breast cancer in South Africa is on the increase. Many women and men do not receive adequate care for the disease because of lack of access and low levels of awareness. Unless medical care, education and screening practices are improved, breast cancer mortality rates are projected to keep increasing.

Non-profit organisation, The Journey of Hope now in its fourth year, was established to educate and create awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection as well as providing support to those affected by the disease.

The Journey of Hope 2011, which was launched today at Montecasino, aims at educating the public and to de-mystifying the myth that only middle-aged women are prone to breast cancer. Over the course of the seven days the group will be riding motorcycles to raise awareness and educate communities about breast cancer and continue along a personal path of growth and healing by building a supportive community with other people throughout the country.

John Mitchell, Product Manager from Honda Motor Southern Africa was pleased to announce that Honda motorcycles will be the official sponsors of the motorcycles, training and road support for the Journey of Hope 2011. “We are delighted to endorse the Journey of Hope campaign, and are glad to be a part of this wonderful initiative. We at Honda understand the importance of creating awareness and support the ladies and gentleman who will be taking the message of early detection across South Africa.”

From 09 - 15 October 2011, 15 breast cancer survivors from all walks of life will embark on reaching rural communities by riding Honda motorcycles from Gauteng to Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the North West, to reach outlying communities and educate them about breast cancer.

Claudia Zwane, 28 year old breast cancer survivor and rider says, “if I had not been vigilant about self- examination and detected the changes in my body early, I would not be here today. During this year’s Journey of Hope Ride, it will be important for us to focus on rural areas and bringing home the message about the importance of early detection.”

According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) one in 27 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 3 000 women die each year from the disease. Breast cancer is becoming more prevalent in younger women, but men are also affected and make up 1% of patients with cancer.

Tex Neveling is the Journey of Hope’s first male rider, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. “As the first man to join the Journey of Hope ride, it is important for me to raise awareness that breast cancer is not gender specific.” He hopes to change the perception that only women gets breast cancer and hopes to set a pace for other man to follow in creating awareness.

“It’s vital for people to understand the difference that detecting and treating breast cancer early can make,” says Zwane. “Most cancer campaigns are generally targeted at urban stakeholders and never reach the rural parts of our country where there is a great need for education. We also want to eradicate misconceptions and unfounded beliefs of breast cancer. In rural parts of South Africa, breast cancer is considered to be a result of a curse or poison sent by an enemy, or putting money inside bras; these are all myths that we need to dispel.”

Zwane continued, “Many women in the rural areas are without the much needed education on the basics of breast cancer and they hide their symptoms or simply fall into denial. When cancer is diagnosed early, treatment is often simpler and more likely to be effective. People are more likely to survive cancer if it is found at an early stage. With late diagnosis accounting for thousands of unnecessary deaths from breast cancer each year, it’s important to know what’s normal for your body and look out for any unusual or persistent changes.’’

For more information about the Journey of Hope 2011 ride contact their offices on 011 317 3861 or 082 840 3633 or visit their website www.journeyofhope.co.za


Local Green Building Conference to Share in International Best Practice Secrets

The Green Building Conference and Exhibition returns to Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng, on 13 and 14 of July 2011, and will provide a powerful mix of international and local content for built-environment professionals and stakeholders.

Delegates to this year's Green Building Conference can look forward to insights and lessons learnt during the development and implementation of Saudi Arabia's award winning King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). KAUST is a large scale sustainable development project that has been integrated into the design of the entire community; the self-contained campus is operated in such a way as to preserve the environment and conserve resources. The total area spans more than 36 million m2 (nearly 9,000 acres). The University's rooftop solar power plant features 4,134 m2 (one acre) of solar thermal panels for hot water production and 16,567 m2 (four acres) of photovoltaic arrays which produce around 4 megawatts of energy annually. The KAUST campus and community also utilizes alternative transportation methods to reduce the community's carbon footprint by featuring 100 electric vehicles and charging stations, a campus-wide bus system, and a bicycle sharing program.

Every year, green building becomes more entrenched in conventional architecture, engineering and design, and this conference aims to offer insights into practical solutions for professionals and decision-makers by showcasing real case studies, discussing return on investment projects, and using examples that are applicable in the local context.

Lloyd Macfarlane, Chief Executive Officer at Alive2Green, says "We are delighted to have secured world renowned designers and experts who will accompany South Africa's own leaders in sustainable construction in a new extended plenary format. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend 1 of 3 real-time green building design charrettes on day 2 - a collaborative session in which a group of design professionals and experts practically tackle the mechanics of a green building."

Two of the leading international speakers who are set to address the conference, are Colin Rohlfing, Sustainable Design Director for projects within the Northern Central Region of HOK, and Megan Holder, Associate and Landscape Designer with HOK. Both Rohlfing and Holder have been extensively involved in the green building development of KAUST.

For full details of the conference, including a proposed programme of events, please visit <www.greenbuilding.co.za> www.greenbuilding.co.za or for any enquiries call 021 447 4733 / email < info@greenbuilding.co.za > info@greenbuilding.co.za .


Youth Take Action to Clean up Cape Town Beaches

Western Cape - Learners across Cape Town have been giving up their Saturday mornings to give back to the community by making sure everyone can enjoy a clean beach.

Learners across the Peninsula have been actively involved in cleaning up beaches in Cape Town since 2004. These clean-ups have been made possible by Peninsula Beverages (PenBev), who provide transport, health and safety equipment as well as refreshments at each of the clean-ups.

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Photo caption 1: The only things that should be taken from the beach are memories, and the only things left behind, footprints. This will enable man and the environment to exist in harmony and provide future generations with the opportunity to also enjoy the beauty of our beaches.

Learners enthusiastically tackled this cleaning challenge at Monwabisi Beach, near Strand earlier this month. Learners were selfless in giving their time to clean up the beach so that everyone can enjoy an unpolluted environment. The beach clean-up project forms part of PenBev's "Live for a Difference" campaign, where caring for the environment is one of the many initiatives they support. "We believe that we need to drive the message home of a clean environment from an early age so that it becomes second nature in adulthood," said Denise Green, PenBev's Corporate Social Investment Manager.

PenBev provides support for the clean-up campaigns by sponsoring the learners' transport, health and safety equipment as well as all refreshments. PenBev is committed to educating and uplifting the less privileged in our communities.

For more information on PenBev's beach clean-ups contact PenBev 021 936 5500 or visit www.penbev.co.za.