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1Zambia MTB

The FQM 1Zambia mountain bike race is a regular event on the MTB calendar for the year. A three day stage race set through the beautiful scenic terrains finishing off at the mighty Zambezi River.

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A tough 250km race set over three days in the bush cannot be compared to anything else. Zambian Irritech love getting involved in this event from setting up our showers at the camp site, to manning water points on route, to our Irritech team taking on the challenge of what the bush has to offer.

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We had a great time being able to be part of this event again this year and loved every moment of it. Well done to our Irri-team for participating as well as all the riders that took on the challenge. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

May 2018 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Rob Geldart for winning this month's photo competition!

Rob Geldart

 

Education is Key

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Macolm X

Duncan Scott has been accepted to do a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management at the prestige Graduate School of Business, based at UCT.

UCT

We would like to wish Duncan all the best in taking on this course on top of his role of Business Manager at Zambian Irritech. He will be spending a week at a time down in Cape Town over the next year of study.

For any urgent queries whilst Duncan is away, please contact Ross (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Penny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at the office.

Greenpop Project Stories: Summer 2018

We at Irritech are proud to support Greenpop and the great work that they do. Read below what they have been busy with over the summer months.

1. Greenpop’s Cape Town Urban Greening Programme Adapts to the Cape Water Crisis

As the ongoing drought in Cape Town forces changes in almost every industry, our environmental CSI partner Greenpop is adapting to Mother Nature's shifts.

While their urban greening work usually focus on planting trees in under-greened urban areas, they have recently changed their Urban Greening Programme to include indigenous fynbos and water-wise gardens, which include the installation of water-saving infrastructure at their beneficiary schools and community centres.

They are offering the public the chance to fund water-wise eco-education workshops at their selected beneficiary sites. Join us in creating a more resilient Cape Town.

Greenpop Urban Greening Programme

More information here: Greenpop

2. Greenpop Begins Climate Adaptation Project in Malawi

We are excited to share that our environmental CSI partner Greenpop has recently expanded their work to Malawi. Greenpop, in partnership with Action for Environmental Sustainability and the Center for Environmental Policy and Advocacy and funded by UTZ, will be undertaking a project focussing on landscape-based climate change adaptation in the tea smallholder sector in Mulanje and Thyolo districts.

Greenpop Malawi Project

The project will facilitate the development of landscape adaptation plans which will stipulate various activities related to natural resource management, alternative livelihoods, and good agricultural practices to help small-scale tea growers to adapt to climate change impacts. Some of the proposed activities include tree planting, catchment management, alternative energy promotion through cookstove technologies, conservation agriculture, agroforestry, beekeeping and village savings and loans programmes to name a few!

3. Eden District Regeneration Project

In June 2017, devastating wildfires wreaked havoc on large areas of the Eden District along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route. We are proud to be part of the solution by supporting Greenpop - our environmental CSI partner. In collaboration with local NGOs in the affected areas, Greenpop will be planting thousands of trees, removing alien vegetation, painting environmental murals, and greening under-greened and affected schools and community centres.

Greenpop Eden Regeneration Project

You can find out more and join the project here: Eden Festival of Action