Minister Barbara Creecy leads distribution of interim relief food parcels to waste pickers in Gauteng

07 April 2020

The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Honourable Barbara Creecy jointly with Coca-Cola  Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Managing Director, Velaphi Ratshefola and CCBSA Public Affairs,  Communication and Sustainability Director, Nozicelo Ngcobo will on 8 April lead the distribution of food parcels to the waste pickers in Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

“As the collection of recyclables has not been included as an essential service, the consequence of this is that waste pickers are unable to work during the lockdown period. As a result, hundreds of waste pickers are currently experiencing situations of extreme hardship,” said Minister Creecy.

The distribution of the food parcels for waste pickers is a partnership between government and Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa. This support is aimed at assisting waste pickers during this national lockdown as part of the interim relief efforts.

Media is invited to cover as follows:

Date: 08 April 2020

Venue: Nungu Marketing & Distribution Unit 9, Summit Square 2, 245 Roan Crescent, Corporate Park North, Midrand

Time: 10:00

For RSVPs contact:
Peter Mbelengwa
Cell: 082 611 8197
Email: pmbelengwa@environment.gov.za

CCBSA contact:
Motshidisi Mokewna
Cell: 083 306 0349
E-mail: mmokwena@ccbagroup,com

For media queries contact:
Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871

Issued jointly by the Department of Environment, Forestry nd Fisheries and Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa