That’s it for now. Be happy and be positive wherever you are. Please keep up your support for Grahamstown. Here’s to the potential of the Eco-Brick Industry in Grahamstown!
PS – Half the Eco-Bricks for the eNkanini project were made and graciously donated by local schools. The balance were purchased from less affluent members of the community who were paid R2.50 per Eco-brick. A standard Eco-Brick is a 2l bottle stuffed with 600g clean and dry plastic waste. It’s a Makana Eco-Brick. Strong and reliable.
PPS – Eco-Brick is but one stratagem to clean Grahamstown. It fits into the broader “Clean Grahamstown Project” which is part of the LED Cluster Circle of Unity Programme
Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.
Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”
Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.