Beautiful beaches, beautiful Cape Town and the beautiful game – all three come together at the Nedbank Cup Final on 19 May.
And this is how you can get a free ticket.
In the lead-up to the Nedbank Cup Final, simply volunteer for one of 10 beach, river and community cleanups taking place in and around the City of Cape Town from 7 April to 12 May 2018, kicking off at Milnerton Lighthouse and Joe Slovo Park on 7 April 2018.
The first 10 000 cleanup volunteers will receive free tickets to the Nedbank Cup Final as well as a Nedbank goodie bag and Nedbank T-shirt. And 10 double-ticket lucky draw winners will enjoy the Nedbank VIP experience at the Nedbank Cup Final.
Enter the lucky draw by posting and tagging photos of yourself and or your friends in Nedbank T-shirts at one of our cleanups on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using #cleanup4thecup. Everyone who tags Nedbank in a photo will be part of the lucky draw. The more photos you tag, the greater your chances of winning.
The #cleanup4thecup campaign, run in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is about bringing together all the people of Cape Town to create a lasting Green Legacy beyond the Nedbank Cup Final. It is about acting together in a culture of care for clean, healthy and enjoyable shared environments.
”Nedbank prides itself on its reputation as money experts who do good, and the #cleanup4thecup campaign demonstrates what we are all about: bringing communities together to improve people’s lives and environments, “says Tobie Badenhorst the Head of Nedbank Group Sponsorship and Cause Marketing. .
As South Africa’s Green Bank, Nedbank has funded key community and environmental projects since 1990, including freshwater, sustainable fisheries and ocean conservation projects.
“Over the past 28 years Nedbank has contributed more than R275 million to the WWF Nedbank Green Trust in support of over 200 major environmental projects,” Badenhorst explains.
“Nedbank has also been a proud sponsor of the Nedbank Cup since 2008, and various soccer development initiatives with The Sports Trust through our Nedbank Sport Affinity Programme.”
The City of Cape Town’s Councilor Stuart Diamond is urging residents to seize this opportunity to win a free ticket to the beautiful game of soccer being hosted in the beautiful city.
“The Nedbank Cup is the FA Cup of South African football and an opportunity not to be missed by any die-hard soccer fan. So please look out for the details of the cleanups, do your bit for the environment and you could be the lucky winner of a ticket to secure your seat at the finals.”
Badenhorst adds: “We are calling on all communities in the greater Cape Town area to participate in the #cleanup4thecup campaign and to join us at the Nedbank Cup Final. We are excited to welcome thousands of fans to the Final, not only to celebrate football in SA, but also in celebration of a cleaner, environmentally conscious City of Cape Town.”
South Africa has a vast ocean area, covering about 1,5 million km2. This is larger than our terrestrial environment of about 1,2 million km2. Millions of people depend on our oceans for food, but with large-scale pollution, illegal fishing and the extractions of marine resources, our oceans are at risk.
Through the projects and summits they support, Nedbank and the WWF Nedbank Green Trust are working to ensure the oceans and rivers are sustainably managed and well governed, keeping them as clean and healthy as possible. This includes targeting the overwhelming levels of pollution that is found in our water systems. For example, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans every year. Altogether 80% of the litter found in our oceans is land-based pollution entering through rivers.
Environmental projects supported by Nedbank and the Nedbank Green Affinity
At the Ocean Summit held in Cape Town in December 2017, Nedbank, together with the V&A Waterfront, the Volvo Ocean Race and the United Nations Environment Programme, delivered a strong message about the crisis in our oceans, and what needs to be done to protect them.
Fisheries Improvement Project
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) is partnering with the Kogelberg small-scale fishing communities near Hermanus. The ocean plays a critical role in putting food on the table and money in the bank for this community. One of the aims of the FIP is to develop a more equitable value chain that gives small-scale fishers direct access to local restaurants.
Safeguarding our Seabed Project
With all eyes on the oceans as a rich resource, there is an urgency to establish and enforce a comprehensive legal and governance framework for South Africa’s marine environment. The Safeguard our Seabed Project, which was led by the Centre for Environmental Rights, advocated for a cautious approach to seabed and other forms of marine mining, and for the implementation of a sound legal framework for ocean economic development and governance. Areas targeting marine mining often overlap with South Africa’s major fishing grounds, critically endangered ecosystems and proposed marine protected areas.
Fresh water and new business from alien biomass
This project is all about addressing the pressing need for freshwater and fuel in South Africa by unlocking freshwater resources and producing biomass for fuel by removing alien invasive trees from critical watercourses. The two pilot project areas focused on Riviersonderend and George in the Western Cape. A significant advantage of the project is the establishment of decentralised, sustainable jobs through the creation of new, local biomass industries and businesses. One example is the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Lighthouse Project, where wood chips and wood fibre are used to create a composite, which is then mixed with concrete to make prefabricated walls for low-cost housing.
Clean C and the 10 Cape Town Cleanups
Clean C, a non-profit environmental and community upliftment organisation, is coordinating the 10 Cape Town Cleanups on the ground. Clean C educates learners, students and communities about the value of recycling or upcycling, and the importance of not littering – how litter pollutes our environments, rivers and oceans.
At all 10 Cape Town Cleanups volunteers will help separate recyclable materials, which Clean C will use for recycling. The unrecyclable material will be put into plastic bottles picked up at the Cleanup. These ‘eco bricks’ are used in combination with cement to make walls for vegetable planters, rubbish bins or benches.
Key Nedbank Cup Final ticket-scoring cleanup dates and venues:
- 7 Apr 10:00 Beach cleanup: Milnerton Lighthouse
- 7 Apr 13:00 Community cleanup: Joe Slovo Park recreation hall
- 14 Apr 10:00 Beach cleanup: Granger Bay (Waterfront/Harbour) CPUT meetup (next to the Radisson Hotel)
- 22 Apr 16:00 Beach Soccer Tournament/cleanup: Milnerton Lighthouse
- 5 May 09:00 Beach cleanup: Strand (at the Strand Lifesaving Club)
- 5 May 13:00 Cleanup: Liesbeek Park River (meet in The Wild Fig Restaurant parking lot)
- 6 May 10:00 Beach cleanup: Hout Bay at Mariners Wharf
- 6 May 14:00 Community cleanup: Lions Head
- 11 May 18:00 Beach Night cleanup Run/Walk. Table View beach (in front of Primi Piatti)
- 12 May 10:00 Beach cleanup: Strandfontein Pavilion
You can also visit the Facebook and Meetup event pages to find out more information and to let us know if you’ll be joining us: