We are pleased to highlight one of our impressive team members all the way from South Africa, Leon de Jager. While Leon excels in his role as a Quantity Surveyor, he also takes time to make a positive impact on the environment.
Leon has taken it upon himself to plant indigenous “Spekboom” to combat soil erosion and degradation in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Growing easily from cuttings, Spekboom has the added benefit of being one of the best plants in the world for absorbing carbon from the atmosphere.
Leon has chosen to plant on an area of steep slope covering around 3 hectares because of its impact on a greater area downstream. He has planted approximately 20,000 cuttings thus far, and he’s not done yet. Leon’s passion for environmental conservation is an inspiration, and we could all take a leaf out of his book!
We’re proud to have Leon as part of our team and want to take this opportunity to congratulate him on his worthwhile efforts.
Keep up the great work, Leon.