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Minister Edna Molewa to lead International Mandela Day Clean-Up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

17 July 2014

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, will lead the International Mandela Day clean-up in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Friday, 18 July 2014. The theme for this year is “Cleaning up South Africa”.

Cleaning up South Africa was a call made by President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) in June 2014. “All South Africans should dedicate at least 67 minutes on the 18th of July, to clean South Africa, which is our theme for this year. Let us begin planning for a major clean-up of our cities, towns, townships, villages, schools and beautify every part of our country”, President Jacob Zuma said.

Minister Molewa heeded the call by President Zuma and will host key waste collection event in Khayelitsha ward 93 and 89 in partnership with the Khayelitsha Development Forum and Community Works Programme.

In making a clean South Africa a collective effort, the Minister and other dignitaries will be joined by departmental officials, Community Works Programme beneficiaries, Working for Water, Working on Fire, Working for the Coast, Working for Wetlands beneficiaries. These clean-up activities will raise awareness on Anti-littering, Separation of waste at source and Recycle, Reuse and Recover (3R’s).

Media is invited to attend the Mandela Day clean-up activities as follows:

Date:    Friday, 18 July 2014

Time:   10:00

Venue: OR Tambo Sports Complex, Khayelitsha

To RSVP, contact:

Sivuyile Ngaba
Cell: 071 403 5294
Tel: 021 441 2788
E-mail: sngaba@environment.gov.za

Sipho Mawoko
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell: 073 370 8327
Email: smawoko@environment.gov.za

For Media queries, contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871