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67 minutes for Mandela


On Mandela Day Treasury participated in three projects to give back to the community.

Cleaning a beach

A group of 21 staff members cleaned the beach from the Lagoon Beach Hotel to Woodbridge island. This beach was recently featured in the media due to the amount of rubbish that is clearly visible on the beach, making it an easy project selection.With one of the most iconic backgrounds in the world, Table Mountain, this beach lure many tourist to the beach. As tourism is a huge contributor to the Western Cape economy, it was decided to tackle this task. Unfortunately due to the form of Table Bay, rubbish will always wash up on this stretch of beach.

This project was a green project and also featured some exercise as staff had to complete a 1.8km walk. Not even crossing a small stream could stop the team from getting to the rubbish – they though of an innovative solution to get to the other side!

Building ecoBricks

Treasury staff joined hands with the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Masikhululeke Educare centre in Joe Slovo, to produce ecoBricks that is used to build structures in the community.

Joe Slovo is affected by social and environmental issues, and the project aimed to invite people to see the value in their waste and trigger the potential to transform the community by focussing on recycling.

Donate a Book

Treasury staff opened their hearts and donated nearly 40 children’s books for a community library in the Cape Flats.

John Nicholson started this library in his garage to offer the children of Hillview a quiet place to read and learn. The library already have 5 000 books available.

Thank you for giving back to our community.

Want to get to the other side without getting wet? Watch the video to see if this was a successful attempt.


Author: eansteenkamp

I'm the head of communication at Treasury and enjoy working with a group of colleagues who is passionate about their work. I'm an animal lover, love nature and taking short hikes in and around Cape Town

4 thoughts on “67 minutes for Mandela

  1. This year’s Mandela day was exciting although it was cold, i mean freezing when we get there, i really enjoyed the activity, fun and laughter with my colleaugues.

  2. thank you to the Treasury communication team for organizing such a wonderful event for PT staff. it was my first time participating in the Mandela day and I loved it.


  4. Another One, pleaaaase

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