More education, more campaigns and more dedication of resources were needed to assist township and rural communities living in environments highly plagued with litter.
This was the view of KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube launching the Clean-up and Recycling SA Week in eMondlo’s Ward 19, AbaQulusi Local Municipality near Vryheid on Tuesday. The annual campaign kicked off officially on Monday. The International Clean Up began more than 30 years ago when communities rallied together with a common objective of collecting and documenting disposable trash ion their communities and coastline. Tuesday’s clean-up in eMondlo was no exception. MEC Dube-Ncube participated in the cleaning up of Goqo stream which runs through the township which has experienced high levels of litter. The programme was done under the auspices of the Good Green Deeds Campaign that mobilises communities to clean-up, plant trees and take care of their respective neighbourhood environment.
MEC Dube –Ncube cleaninig in kwaGoqo River
MEC Dube –Ncube destroying the invasive species in kwaGoqo River
Community Members who assisted during the cleaning campaign
Environment unit staff explaining on how the chemical work
Community Members who attended the even