Konica Minolta South Africa employees took part in the Red Bull Flugtag, soaring (this term is used loosely) into the sky on a rhino, to raise awareness of the brutal killing of 668 rhino in 2012.
The Red Bull Flugtag is an event organised by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly homemade, size and weight limited, human-powered flying machines. These flying machines were launched off a six metre high ramp at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. More than 220000 spectators attended the December 2012 event.
Richard Berg, Dane Becker, Andre Idas and Stephen Spies, Known as team bizhub Warriors, were one of only 41 teams selected out of 200 entries to change aviation as we know it and fly from dry land into the icy harbour water.
Konica Minolta SA has placed a strong emphasis on the plight of the rhino since 2011 through both stakeholder communication and contributing to WWF’s African Rhino Programme, which supports RhODIS.