As an Eco-Estate, our passion for the environment knows no bounds. We are zealous about educating our neighbouring communities on the importance of caring for our environment…especially when we get to spend time sharing our knowledge with eager young minds. 

On Friday, 3 September 2021 the effervescent ladies of our environmental department took a drive up north to visit the learners of Darnall Primary School. 

Environmental assistant Rowina Kanniappen delivered an interactive, informative presentation on the importance of trees (complete with jazz hands…including the teachers!) and the significance of Arbour Day. The learners, from grades one to seven, thoroughly enjoyed the morning with Rowina, particularly learning to pronounce the scientific names of a few trees. They peppered our team with all sorts of questions on the environment and asked, ever-so-sweetly, when they could come and visit Simbithi. Rowina ended by sharing important advice from a tree: stand tall and proud, go out on a limb, remember your roots and drink lots of water! 

The grade seven class joined our environmental manager, Ayanda Duma,  school principal, Eugene Nel and teachers Nathanael van Wyk and Robyn Livingstone, to plant a Vachellia Karroo, more commonly known as the Sweet Thorn tree. 

Thank you for having, us, DPS!