Next Thursday, 3 June, the Rooibos industry will reaffirm its commitment to environmental and social sustainability in the lead up to WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (Saturday, 5 June) through a striking art installation. 

More than 2 000 cups, filled with various Rooibos tea blends, will be stacked to form a 40m² globe when viewed from atop.

The art installation, which symbolises the industry’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, will be constructed on the morning of the 3rd of June at the Sisulu Circle, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (Roodepoort) and should be completed by 13h00. 

Photos and drone footage will be made available, but if you are based in Johannesburg and wish to interview the artist and a representative from the SA Rooibos Council on site, please provide me with your full name and car registration number in order to arrange free access. You would also need to wear a media pass or provide identification. 

A media statement with all the relevant details will be issued on 3 June between 13h00 and 14h00 for those who are unable to cover the story on site.  

The art installation can be viewed by the public up until WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, which falls on Saturday, 5 June. The artwork is intended to encourage other industries, as well as the public to also play their part in preserving the environment and building a green economy in which all can thrive.