The Ewtalk And Dinner At Country Club Johannesburg (auckland Park)

17th February 2014
Presented by Constant Hoogstad - Project Manager: Eskom/EWT strategic partnership
 
Let’s face facts - How many of us can cope without electricity for a day? Or even an hour in the day?

Even if we visit our national parks we need electricity to make coffee before we leave the camp in the morning, to charge our camera batteries, to keep beverages cold, to keep our meat frozen and to have a warm shower after a day of experiencing the best that our wildlife has to offer.

As we all know Eskom is responsible for providing this electricity to meet the ever increasing needs of South Africans.  As a result, power lines and other accompanying electrical infrastructure are expanding daily. Negative interactions between wildlife and electricity structures take on different forms including the electrocution of wildlife on electrical infrastructure or collision with power lines.

Wildlife can also cause short circuits and other problems in the electricity supply through various activities on electricity structures – for example polluting insulators, causing streamer faulting, blowing up transformers in substations, digging can cause towers to collapse, rubbing against wooden poles can cause poles to break.  These interruptions to the power supply can have dire consequences for large industries in particular, but the loss of electricity to a residential area can be as significant.

The challenge for Eskom is to find the balance between the interests of industry, the residential electrification programme, and the effective use and conservation of resources.  In view of the complexity, scope and persistence of the problem of interactions between wildlife and power lines, Eskom and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) formalized their long-standing relationship by entering into a partnership in 1996 to address the problem in a systematic manner on a national basis and to establish an integrated management system to minimize these negative interactions.

The EWT looks forward to seeing you all for a very special evening at the Country Club Johannesburg
Please book early to avoid disappointment

Non-members – R90 per talk
Members – R65 for talk
Dinner – R140

Non-members -  Talk only R90 or  Talk + Dinner R230
EWT/CCJ members – Talk only R65 or  Talk + Dinner R205

Please note:  Dinner reservations need to be booked and paid for by Friday 28th February 2014

Country Club Johannesburg, 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park
Tuesday 4th March 2014
18h30 for 19h00

RSVP to debbiet@ewt.org.za or joelt@ewt.org.za  on  011 372 3600/1/2/3

CCJ Members to please RSVP to Cathy Robertson on 011 710 6421 or cathyr@ccj.co.za

Call to Action:
Thank you for supporting us over the years
Now become an ACTIVE part of the solution

By encouraging friends, family and colleagues to become members you are actively encouraging environmental consciousness and helping the EWT spread our message..

For EFT payments: please email proof of payment to debbiet@ewt.org.za or joelt@ewt.org.za or fax 011 608 4682

Payments may be made to the following account:
Endangered Wildlife Trust
First National Bank, Rosebank
Acc. No. 50371564219
Branch Code. 25 33 05
REF: Name + EWT Talk
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