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Green Products for Healthy Youngsters

Sander Lebon CEO of IQ Green Solutions with Zukiswa Belo from Mzamo Educare Centre and businessman Ralph Schoenberg

The most basic argument for choosing organic cleaning products is that they reduce the presence of harsh chemicals in both our own bodies and the natural world. This is particularly important for children whose growing bodies are more prone to absorbing toxins and who stand to inherit a planet suffering the effects of excessive chemical use.

Eco-friendly hygiene can therefore be an investment in our youth which is why IQ Green Solutions partnered with Hope Through Action and Krooked Kings MC in July to donate organic cleaning products for twenty crèches in and around Franschhoek. Each crèche received five litres of IQ Green Disinfectant Solution as well as a monthly bottle of IQ Wound Care Solution.

Bridge House Mile

Bridge House Mile
The Bridge House Mile took place on Saturday, 12 March, at the Berg River Dam. Eight hundred swimmers took to the pristine waters in glorious weather. (Photo: Barbara Cole)

R36 Million Upgrades to Stellenbosch Hospital

Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, cut the ribbon at the opening of the Stellenbosch Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) which forms part of a R36 million package of upgrades at the Stellenbosch Hospital.

On Tuesday, 30 May, Western Cape Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, officially opened the Stellenbosch Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) which forms part of several infrastructure projects underway at the hospital.

Currently, the total budget approved for this hospital work amounts to R35.925 million of which 28.6% has been spent to date, with the construction expected to be concluded by the end of May 2024.

The APU, which has been operational since February this year, contains four male and four female beds, as well as a four-bed seclusion area. With district hospitals originally not being designed to accommodate APUs, this designated area will greatly assist the hospital in addressing the growing mental health burden in the community.

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