Engen Umfula has come up with a unique idea to honour long-serving staff – they each get a tree!

Piet Boale, Magdel de Beer, Sello Peterson and Raynard du Toit

Four staff members of the fuel station at Damdoryn planted their individual trees with personalised name plates on Friday, ensuring that they will be remembered, even after they are gone. The fuel station celebrated ten years in business under the helm of owner, Raynard du Toit on Friday with stalls, music, free coffee and prizes to be won.

“This is our way of expressing our gratitude to our loyal staff. Staff involvement is crucial to business success. One builds a business on people. Happy staff is a healthy business,” Du Toit said. The idea of planting a tree for staff members stems from Engen Umfula’s community involvement. By planting trees, we give back to our beautiful environment, and the celebration is meant to thank our loyal clients for their support.” We want to say thank you!”

The trees will eventually also provide shade, and fruit, for visitors who want to relax on their travels through Hartbeespoort. Staff member Magdel de Beer planted an apple tree, Du Toit an orange tree, Piet Boale a Brown Ivory and Sello Peterson a Jacaranda tree. Visit Engen Umfula and see for yourself what it has to offer. It has become a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

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