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Media Release: TOTALGAZ Donates to Kruger

Date: 30th January 2007

The Executive Director of the Kruger National Park Dr Bandile Mkhize officially received a purpose-built gas delivery truck from TotalGaz Managing Director Mr Hugo De Meyer today (Tuesday January 30, 2007).

The Executive Director of the Kruger National Park Dr Bandile Mkhize officially received a purpose-built gas delivery truck from TotalGaz Managing Director Mr Hugo De Meyer today (Tuesday January 30, 2007).

“The truck is equipped with fire extinguishers and various other safety features that will be able to handle any emergency. We can, with confidence, assure everyone that it is safe and that it meets all the relevant safety requirements to transport hazardous chemicals. I am sure everyone from our guests to our personnel will be pleased to hear that,” said Dr Mkhize.

The truck, a four ton Nissan Cabstar Diesel, will be used to deliver gas bottles throughout the entire park.

The Kruger National Park will only be responsible for the maintenance and the basic running costs of the truck, translating into a saving in the region of R8 000 per month.

“As the Managing Director of Totalgaz, I feel privileged to personally attend and contribute to the polishing of this jewel (KNP) by donating a four ton Nissan Cabstar for the specific use of gas deliveries within the park,” says Mr Hugo De Meyer.

TotalGaz has recently been awarded the contract to deliver gas to the Kruger National Park for the next five years.

“It has always been a dream for me to be able to partner with the Kruger National Park, which was always described to me as a kid as the jewel of Africa’s treasure chest. It took three years of hard work for us to have formed part of the tendering process and we thank the Management of the Kruger National Park for awarding us the tender to supply gas for the next five years. During this five-year period, TotalGaz will not only be supplying gas to the park, but commit ourselves to the training, educating and assisting the gas users within this community about the safe use of gas, as well as getting involved in the upliftment of the local community.
“The Kruger National Park is also forming part of our sustainable strategic plan, as us taking part at improving the ecology of this richly diversified environment,” Mr De Meyer concluded.

“We are sure that the Kruger National Park and TotalGaz will have a ‘gas’ together during this period and we are looking forward to this public-private partnership with enthusiasm,” concluded Dr Mkhize.

Gas stoves and ovens are used in all the restaurant kitchens and staff homes in the Kruger National Park.


Caption:
The KNP Executive Director Dr Bandile Mkhize accepts the donation of a gas delivery truck from TotalGaz Managing Director Mr Hugo De-Meyer.
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Enquiries (KNP):
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communications, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: 013 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: williamm@sanparks.org

Enquiries (TotalGaz):
Estelle Steenkamp, Corporate Services Manager, TotalGaz. Contact: Tel: 021 941 4016, cell: 083 675 1566 or email: Estelle.steenkamp@totalgaz.co.za

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