A team sponsored by DHL have arrived in Botswana, while continuing on their grand and ambitious journey through 45 African countries, which started in Cape Town in October 2014 and is set to end in London in September 2015.Forming part of the build up to Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, the DHL Africa as One tour will see the team pass a single rugby ball from hand to hand while introducing the African continent to the game of Rugby.
As part of this epic campaign, the team from DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, are driving across Africa in three Land Rover Discoveries, while capturing every step of the journey, every person, every place and every pass on film, in photographs and words, and then sharing this content with Africa and the world.
The seven-strong team left Zambia last week and will be engaging in various rugby and corporate responsibility activities during their time in Botswana. This journey in itself is a test of endurance and commitment, with the team having to face challenges from all quarters, including terrain, security, health and safety.
Country Manager for DHL Express Botswana, Mokgethi Magapa, said the campaign highlights DHL’s continuous commitment to investing in the African continent. “The journey has seen us delivering the game of rugby and what it represents, across Africa. More importantly, on a continent synonymous with the game of soccer, we aim to unearth a keen interest in the global sport of rugby.
“This tour is not just about rugby, it is about showcasing Africa to the rest of the world in all her beauty. We are delighted to share our beautiful country and all it has to offer, with the rest of the world,” says Magapa.
“Africa As One is also about making an impact in Africa. The Africa As One team will be visiting local communities to distribute units of stationery to young children and providing free eye tests through our partnership with Mercy Ships,” adds Magapa. The crew and team at DHL Express Botswana will also be entertaining their top customers and staff’ families to a fun rugby event to promote the sport and the Africa As One journey.
“We are present in all the African markets and our investment in this continent is unparalleled. Africa As One is another way for us to demonstrate our faith in Africa and celebrate her potential,” concludes Magapa.