social responsibility

Jointly, the Thendela anglers, fly fishing enthusiasts, government and private sectors have roles to play in the success of this project.

 

All fishing is promoted as ‘catch and release’ – that if fish are taken out the river system, there will be none left in the future to enjoy for recreational pastime.

 

River clean-ups are essential to ensure that the quality of the water is maintained. These are arranged periodically by the facilitators to involve engagement of the community, kznffa and school groups.

 

The community have also realized the importance of a clean river... (expand to continue)

The community have also realized the importance of a clean river and are active in river clean-up operations to reduce the pollution into the river. There are opportunities to further the benefits of this by recycling the waste collected into children’s toys. We are seeking a sponsor to fund workshops presented by the organization SINGAKWENZA to unemployed woman of the community. www.singakwenza.org . These workshops will have a positive dual benefit for both economic and environmental development.

 

A cleaner water system will also be attainable through governments’ support in providing the area with basic piped water, sanitation and drainage.

 

For the volunteers from the KZNFFA, it has been encouraging to see youth from the community appreciating fly fishing as a recreational pastime.

 

“Our hope is that this project will be sustainable for Thendela, that it will give the community opportunities economically, socially and environmentally. Our volunteers have taught fishing, fly tying and conservation. We hope visiting fly fishers will enjoy the area and engage with the community”

Linda Gorlei – Project Co Ordinator KZNFFA

 

Many challenges still face the project but with continued help, support and funding the project will go from strength to strength.