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Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead International Coastal Clean-Up Day

16 September 2015

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson, MP, will lead the International Coastal Clean-up Day on 19 September 2015, at the Eastern Beach, East London.

The clean-up activity is in line with the annual International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) which was initiated by the Ocean Conservancy and has grown from humble beginnings in 1986, to today, where more than 100 countries participate in cleaning their oceans. The Department of Environmental Affairs’ ICCD theme is “communities creating waves of change.’’  The event will be used as a platform to address issues concerning coastal pollution as well as to stimulate change in the behavioural patterns that negatively affect the marine environment.

This clean-up aims to encourage and involve citizens to remove marine/ beach litter and collect data on such litter and debris from the coastal areas.

After the clean-up the Deputy Minster will address local stakeholders and community members at the East London International Convention Centre. 

Media is invited to cover the event. Details are as follows:

Clean-up event led by Deputy Minister

Venue: Eastern Beach (Ebhuhlanthi), East London

Time: 10:00

Address by Deputy Minister

Venue: International Convention Centre, East London

Time: 11:30

To RSVP contact:

Tshego Letshwiti
E-mail: tletshwiti@environment.gov.za
Cell: 076 307 9634

Muano Liphadzi
E-mail: mliphadzi@envrionment.gov.za
Tel: 021 441 2792

For media queries contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483