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Published by Candace Bentel, 2018-09-12 09:09:26

InTouch 18_19

Sappi Head Of ce Internal Newsletter
A pretty awesome
Arbor Month
Sappi Head Of ce employees each received two Warburgia salutaris trees in celebration of Arbor Month last week. Miss Earth SA 2018 nalists Nicole Kruger and Mpume Maduna visited Sappi for the day to hand the trees over to employees.
Trees were also donated to the Miss Earth South Africa programme. Finalist Mpume Maduna volunteered to visit various schools to plant the trees and spread the Warburgia salutaris Project story.
Don’t forget to submit a photograph with you/or your family members planting the trees. You could win a Garden Shop voucher valued at R500. Simply eMail your photograph to Khethiwe. [email protected] by 21 September 2018.
12 September 2018
Sipho Ngubane, Ella Bella (Director of the Miss Earth SA programme) and Mpho Lethoko with the Pepper Bark trees.
Mpume Maduna, Steve Binnie and Nicole Kruger.
Warburgia salutaris trees donated to staff.

Nicole Kruger and Norman Raluthaga.
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Advocate Maphanguhle and Nicole Kruger.
Nicole Kruger and Graeme Wild.
Mpume Madune, Lebogang Shabangu and Nicole Kruger.
Jessie Freitas, Levon Nathan, Mpume Maduna and Lois Palmer.
Mpume Maduna and Thandeka Vinqi.
Mpume Maduna, André Oberholzer, Matt Spence and Nicole Kruger.
Nicole Kruger, Brenda Tennant, Hazel Zwane and Mpume Maduna.
Mpume Maduna, Shelewe Matlala and Nicole Kruger.
Natalie Stevens and Mpume Maduna.
Matshidiso Sereme, Nicole Kruger and Michelle Thain.

What’s in our waterwise garden?
Learn more about some of the indigenous plants at Rosebank Head Of ce.
Shade 2 Mix
Scadoxus multi orus (Blood Lily, Ball Lily, Blood Flower, Katherine-wheel, Oxtongue Lily, Poison Root and Powderpuff Lily)
A bulbous plant with three recognised subspecies. Strongly toxic like other Scadoxus species, it has been used as a component of arrow poisons and shing poisons, as well as in traditional medicine. The leaves and ower may appear together, or the leaves may be produced later.
The umbel of owers is more or less globe shaped, with from 10 to 200 individual owers. The tepals, laments of the stamens and the style are all scarlet, fading to pink. The fruit is a berry.
The species is native to tropical and Southern Africa, Seychelles and parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Scadoxus multi orus is not frost- hardy. An open, well-drained growing medium, largely organic in nature, is recommended. Propagation is by seed.
Low Shade Mix
Clivia miniata (Yellow Clivia, Yellow Bush Lily)
This is a horticulturally outstanding spring- owering evergreen perennial, with striking
cream-coloured or light to bright yellow umbels. It is generally classed as a bulbous plant.
It is known from northeastern Mpumalanga, northern Swaziland, northern, central, eastern and southern KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern part of the Eastern Cape.
The plant is adapted to warm, moist summers and cool, dry winters. It is an outstanding choice for containers and garden beds, placed in ltered or indirect light in a protected environment away from strong wind. In winter rainfall parts, they easily survive heavy rainfall, provided the soil is well drained. Given suf cient shade, the plants are remarkably waterwise.
They are frost tender. In susceptible areas cover with a frost blanket.
Low Shade Mix
Plectranthus ambiguus (Boluss) Codd (Pincushion Spur ower) A groundcover with soft green foliage and vivid violet-purple owers. It owers in late
summer and autumn and the seed is dispersed in the dry winter months.
The genus Plectranthus belongs to the mint and sage family (Lamiaceae). They are fast- growing, which enables them to move quickly into areas of good light and/or nutrients. During periods of drought, they appear wilted and dried out, but usually
recover quickly after receiving water.
Plectranthus owers attract bees, butter ies, bumblebees and even sunbirds, but are most likely pollinated by speci c insects in their habitat. They are very easy to grow and are relatively pest-free, but their most serious pest is eelworm or nematode.
12 September 2018

What’s in our waterwise garden? Continued...
Chlorophytum Mix
Chlorophytum saundersiae (Weeping Anthericum)
A popular garden plant that is used extensively by landscape gardeners. Its pleasing
grass-like appearance makes it a good ` ller’ in ower beds. It is hardy and gregarious.
It owers during summer, from October to March. The fruit is a small, green to brown capsule containing numerous black, angular seeds.
This species occurs naturally in KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland and parts of the Eastern Cape. It is found in coastal forests, usually in low grassland near river mouths. It is frost tolerant, but occurs naturally in subtropical areas where
frost is not common.
The white owers attract butter ies, bees and other small insects.
Chlorophytum Mix
Tulbaghia violacea (Wild Garlic)
A fast-growing, bulbous plant. The pinkish-mauve tubular owers appear over a long
period in summer (January to April), smelling of garlic when picked.
This drought-resistant plant stretches from the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo, to as far north as Zimbabwe. It will grow in hot corners of the garden, but will ourish with regular watering. It thrives in well-drained soil containing plenty of compost.
Ideal for a herb garden, as both the leaves and owers can be used in salads and other dishes. The crushed leaves may be used to help cure sinus headaches and keep moles away from the garden. The smell repels eas, ticks and mosquitoes when crushed on the skin.
Elegia tectorum (Cape Thatching Reed)
It has an upright, symmetrical, tufted reed-like appearance, usually about one metre tall.
It is widely used for thatching.
Like all members of the Restio family, Elegia tectorum has male and female owers on separate plants. Female owers are protected by golden brown bracts.
The Cape Thatching Reed owers in autumn (from March to April) and owering lasts for about four weeks.
This plant grows successfully in full sun, well-drained soil and where there are plenty of air movement. The plants adapt to a large variety of soil types. They are planted at the beginning of the rainy season, as the plants need regular watering during the rst six weeks to two months after planting. After this initial period, it can survive with very little additional watering.
12 September 2018

12 September 2018
Help PRASA nd a ? new name – and win
Over recent years, the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) has been confused with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, also Prasa. For this reason, they have decide it’s time for a change.
For this reason the industry body, PRASA – of which Sappi is a member – is looking for a new name that promotes the collection, sorting and recycling of paper.
They are calling on the creative help of the employees of their industry members.
Suggest a name for this association, and you could stand a chance of winning a shopping voucher worth R1,000!
To enter:
eMail your name, company and contact information, along with your suggestion, to: [email protected]
Visit for more information about the association and the work it does.
Entries close on 17 September 2018.
M2 bridge closure:
choose alternative routes
Due to major cracks that could pose a life-threatening risk to motorists, the Kaserne Bridge on the M2 freeway has been closed off – possibly until the end of 2019 according to a report on SABC News.
The M2 East has been blocked off between the Joe Slovo off- ramp and Maritzburg Road.
Motorists have been advised to use alternative routes. According to Katie Engelbrecht, from the Johannesburg Inner City Partnership, JRA are monitoring the traf c ow and sending pointsmen to major intersections where frustrated motorists are clogging up intersections.
“The most important action anyone can take at this point is to plan their route via the JRA website ( c- advisory) for any updates,” she says.
Also keep an eye on traf c apps like Waze ( or Google Maps (, and listen to the radio.
Other options:
} The BRT Rea Vaya buses are not affected by the M2 closure. There are park and ride facilities in Soweto and Auckland Park.
} The Gautrain has capacity during off-peak times. Currently during on-peak times the trains are full.
} Car sharing will make a difference as well as leaving home half an hour earlier.
} Note that normal peak times are now much longer, so there is still major congestion when trying to enter the city at 10:30.

Up close with...
Fumani Nkuna, Sappi Learning Manager
12 September 2018
Fumani Nkuna and his wife Nthati.
1. I am happiest when... my daughters and wife are happy. If one of them is unhappy, it is business ‘unusual’. After all, it’s a tragic experience for any married man to have an unhappy and disengaged wife.
2. When I feel stressed out... I invest in sleeping, mainly because I regard it as therapeutic. I supplement this by reading the Bible; my ‘war room’ so to speak, ghting off stress with a positive mindset.
3. My most treasured possession is... my watch collection, especially the analogue type. It gives me the feeling that I can in uence time by seeing the next second, minute and hour ticking by.
4. I laughed out loud... when a colleague shared a true story of an employee who was early for a local ight at OR Tambo, but did not check-in, thinking that ights operate like taxis. The way the narrator shared the story was classic.
5. I am inspired by... positive people. I dislike negative people who are not agile towards change.
6. I can’t live without... my kids. During the school holidays,
we normally send our kids
to Phalaborwa to visit their grandmother. But I have discovered that I can’t function properly without them. A three-week holiday feels like a year!
7. My favourite read is... The Perfect You – The Blue Print for Identity. It is a scripture-based book on how to be the best version of yourself.
8. I love watching ... a variety of movies on Net ix, depending on the mood I want to be in.
9. My favourite holiday... is often
a spontaneous choice that varies between Durban, Cape Town and wildlife game reserves. While my wife and I prefer game reserves, our children prefer anything close to the ocean.
10. In my spare time... I often have
to accompany my youngest daughter into the streets of our neighbourhood, where she wants to ride her bicycle. The little ‘me-time’ there is, I spend reading articles on personal development – leadership and topics that are industry-speci c to Sappi.
11. My rst job... was as a part-time data collector for an HIV/AIDS research project that measured people’s understanding of this disease. The feedback was used to compile an HIV/AIDS campaign.
12. What people at Sappi don’t know about me... is that I do get angry. They often ask me if that ever happens, because I mostly portray a positive outlook. But when I do lose my temper, I don’t throw a tantrum. I try to respect the offender.
13. I love working at Sappi, because... the opportunity to contribute to our new learning
and development agenda, titled ‘Effectiveness’, has rede ned my purpose and enthusiasm towards my work. Contrary to my many assumptions about Sappi when I joined in January this year, I found our Learning department to be in the very advanced stages of maturity.
The women in Fumani’s life (from left): Nthati (wife) and their two daughters Ntsako (eldest) and Akekile (youngest).
Who should be featured next? You can nominate
Who at Sappi Head Of ce would you like to know more about? A senior manager, a quiet colleague, someone everyone deals with, or one of our execs? We invite you to nominate speci c people you would like to see featured in the ‘Up Close with...’ column.
Send your suggestion/s to [email protected]

12 September 2018
It’s time to complete your final performance review
Remember the following for your performance review:
Prepare well for the evaluation, share what you have learnt and set new objectives for 2019.
Discuss development requirements with your line manager and input this into the Learner Management System.
Take time to:
• Document your discussion
• Request assistance from your HR
business partner where required
• Submit performance results on
• Time frame for completion:
Remember to have an open and honest
Remember to have an
conversation with your
open and honest
conversation with your manager.
September – October 2018.
Source: Sappi Human Resources Team

12 September 2018
Bestmed and Sizwe:
oncology bene ts
Oncology deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Bestmed and Sizwe medical aid schemes’ various healthcare options have speci ed bene ts that de ne the cover for cancer.
• Access to bene ts and services that form part of the treatment protocol of the Clinical Oncology Network (ICON)
• Oncology treatment that includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy, certain pathology and certain consultations
• Certain supportive medicines in the Bestmed oncology formulary
• Should the prescribed treatment fall outside of the protocols, a clinical motivation can be
• submitted by the oncologist for consideration.
Note: Only approved treatment quali es to be paid from the oncology bene t.
To access the Oncology Programme and associated bene ts after registration:
• All services must be pre-authorised by Bestmed
• Services are rendered by the preferred providers that Bestmed
has appointed
• The services must fall within Bestmed’s funding guidelines.
If you would like to nd out more about the oncology programme and bene ts, visit and click on
‘Managed Care’.
What is funded by the Oncology Management Programme?
• Oncology treatment that includes chemotherapy, radiotherapy, certain pathology and certain consultations as per ICON protocols.
• Certain supportive and pain medicines in the Sizwe oncology formulary.
• Should the prescribed treatment fall outside of the protocols, a clinical motivation can be submitted by the Oncologist for consideration.
What is not funded by the Oncology Management Programme?
• Oncology treatment should the member be in a waiting period
or if membership has been terminated.
• Medicines that do not meet the funding criteria as stipulated
in the guidelines; or medicines that are questioned in terms of
their clinical appropriateness or as a scheme exclusion.
• Treatment once the overall limit has been reached for non-
PMB cases.
• Pathology is covered under the pathology bene t.
• Radiology is covered under the radiology bene t.
To access the Oncology Programme and associated bene ts after registration:
• All services must be pre-authorised by Sizwe
• Services are rendered by the preferred provider, ICON
• The services must fall within Sizwe’s funding guidelines.
Image courtesy of Huf ngton Post
To qualify for Bestmed or Sizwe’s oncology bene ts, members are required to register on the Oncology Management Programme. To do this, one needs to forward a clinical summary and histology report of your cancer as set out by your treating doctor. This must contain the history, ICD–10 codes, the clinical ndings of the doctor, as well as the test results con rming the cancer and the speci c type of cancer.
What are the bene ts of the Oncology Care Programme?

How to enter?
• Print out your crossword, complete it and scan and eMail your entry to [email protected]
• Deadline for entries: Friday 14 September 2018
12 September 2018
With Spring around the corner, here’s your chance to win a R500 voucher from the Garden Shop. Fill in the crossword puzzle below by answering the questions based on the content in last week’s special Arbor Week edition.
Name and surname: Ext no:
Across Down
2 Wild plants in competition with cultivated plants.
4 One of Sappi’s collaborative partners on the Warburgia project.
5 This tree is known for its healing properties.
8 The common name of a plant with a similar smell to saffron when put in hot water.
9 One of the things to consider before planting an indigenous garden.
10 Another name for the Warburgia salutaris.
1 We don’t have an unlimited water supply. Water is a _____________ resource.
2 One of the plants in our of ce garden; a type of fynbos.
3 A part of the Pepper Bark used for medicinal purposes.
6 Our Rosebank garden is made up of these types of plants.
7 Traditional healers use the Warburgia to treat this serious illness.
11 Our Head Of ce garden uses this type of water for irrigation.
Sappi Arbor Week crossword puzzle competition (ends on Friday)
Fill in and win

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