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Important Notice

Dear WESSA Members

This notice is to advise that, with immediate effect, the EnviroKids magazine will no longer be available as part of our membership options. WESSA National is in the process of conducting research and exploring ways in which EnviroKids may continue in a different format, possibly as a teacher training resource to support the work of their education programmes. Membership will be notified in due course should there be new opportunities for subscription.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will shortly be contacting all members who are subscribed to EnviroKids with more details. If you have recently renewed your membership or signed up as a new member, a full refund can be arranged. Members who have received some of their EnviroKids magazines during the past year may request a part refund in accordance with the balance of magazines outstanding.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

The WESSA Membership Team

Action on COVID-19

Dear WESSA members, 

In light of the current national situation, the KZN Youth Meet Up at the Beachwood Mangroves on 21 March 2020 has unfortunately been cancelled.

As an alternative to the meet-up, we have asked our youth to make it into a creative exercise and submit poetry, prose, articles and art that celebrates, commemorates, shows respect and raises awareness about the following very SPECIAL DAYS: World Day of Forests ǀ SA Human Rights Day ǀ World Poetry Day ǀ World Water Day.

Other events may also have been cancelled in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Please check with your branch or region.  

Future Events: The government has prohibited gatherings of more than 100 people and recommended avoiding even small gatherings if at all possible. The decision of whether or not to hold low-risk events – such as outdoor walks for small groups – will be at the discretion of the different regions and branches. However, in view of the age group of many of our members, it is recommended that all gatherings be cancelled or postponed until further notice.   

The well-being of our members and their communities is of the utmost importance to us. Please conscientiously apply all the recommended precautions to make sure that you and those closest to you stay safe.

Frequently wipe surfaces with a bleach solution
Wash hands frequently and keep hand sanitiser with you at all times
Maintain approximately a meter or more distance between individuals
No hugging or handshaking ǀ Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth
Block any sneezing or coughing with a disposable tissue or your elbow

If you have any concerns or questions about COVID-19, please go to the official Department of Health website at:  www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Best wishes

The WESSA Membership Team

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