Altogether 80 trees were planted at the new affordable housing development in Mount Pleasant as part of Ward 4’s #MandelaDay celebrations on 18 July.
Overstrand Municipality’s horticulturist, Lauren Rainbird,said the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) donated the trees and added that the event could not have been much of a success without the help of Councillor Lianda Beyers-Cronjé and ward committee member Trevor Titus .
Bulelwa Plaatjies, Assistant Manager: Hermanus Administration for the Municipality, helped with the transportation of trees and her operational team assisted by digging the holes where the trees were planted. She said Mandela had said in 2002: “take it upon yourself - where you live - to make people around you joyful and full of hope.”
Ward committee member Trevor Titus (left) , a new homeowner Jim Robertson and Ward Councillor Lianda Beyers-Cronjé .