The largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components has announced it will be sponsoring the 70 kilometre ‘2014 Rhino Ride’, which will take place from 30 August in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in aid of the Zululand Rhino Reserve, which protects rhinoceroses and other endangered species.
In addition, four of Static Control’s employees will be taking part in the two-day cycle as part of an eight-member team, in order to help tackle rhino poaching; which has become a “significant problem” in the country due to the illegal trade in rhino horn to Asian countries like China and Vietnam. The company stated that last year there were over 1,000 recorded cases of rhino poaching despite strengthened laws against it.
Stuart Lacey, International Sales Director at Static Control, will be taking part in the event; along with Unit Business Managers Grant Parker and Anton Swart and Sales Executive Francois Erasmus. Lacey said: “As a company that believes in helping the environment, how could we not support the rhino? In Africa, the rhino is a symbol of conservation and we aim to raise awareness of this tragedy that is taking place daily in our country.”
He added: “Static Control spends a great deal in resources to ensure our products have a positive impact on the environment. It is only natural for us to extend our eco-friendly message to this cause, which is close to our hearts in South Africa.”