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Mandela Day 2017: Networks Unlimited lends practical support to church’s goal of creating sustainable vegetable garden


JOHANNESBURG – July 20, 2017 – Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor within the converged technology, data centre, networking and security landscapes, has supported the fund-raising efforts of one of its partners, EOH, at the Randpark Ridge United Church in Johannesburg, by helping to upgrade the church’s vegetable garden.

Some of the Networks Unlimited employees joined forces with their EOH counterparts on Friday 14 July to help build a viable chicken coop in the vegetable garden area using recycled wooden pallets, as well as creating additional vegetable planters from used vehicle tyres.

The produce from the church vegetable garden, which has been in existence for just one year, is used for the Randpark Ridge United Church’s soup kitchen, which helps to give meals to the homeless in the area. The church also uses its vegetable beds to teach members from nearby poorer communities how to grow their own vegetables and become more self-sufficient.

When a secure space is ready for the chickens to live in safely, about 100 day-old chicks will be brought into the area and will, in time, add free-range eggs to the church’s vegetable garden produce offering. The goal is for the garden to be completely self-sustaining in time, and this will include introducing a small farmer’s market on the church grounds to sell the produce to the public at regular intervals.

Networks Unlimited’s Marketing Executive, Ingrid Mulaudzi, says, “The self-sufficiency and training aspect of this community project fits in perfectly with our drive to assist in uplifting poorer communities and helping them to help themselves in practical ways. At Networks Unlimited we are enormously pleased that our business partner, EOH, invited us to join this worthy initiative for Mandela Day this year, and we look forward to seeing the project growing from strength to strength.”

About Networks Unlimited
Networks Unlimited is a value-added distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products, including Arbor Networks, Fortinet, F5, Mellanox, ProLabs, Rackmount, RSA, Rubrik, Silver Peak and Tintri. The product portfolio provides solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, Wi-Fi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.

Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited has continually adapted to today's progressively competitive and evolving marketplace, and has reaped the benefits by being a leading value-added distributor (VAD) within the Sub-Saharan Africa market. Networks Unlimited complies with the South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) guidelines as a Level 4 Contributor.

Networks Unlimited, Chriselna Welsh, +27 (0) 11 202 8400, chriselna.welsh@nu.co.za
icomm, Debbie Sielemann, +27 (0) 82 414 4633, debbie@pr.co.za, www.icomm-pr.co.za




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