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Postponed: Minister Mrs Edna Molewa to launch Youth Jobs in Waste and Township Greening Projects in the North West Province

 
Please note the below-mentioned event has been postponed until further notice. A new date will be communicated soon. The Department apologise for any inconvenience caused.

25 April2014

 

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa will launch the Youth Jobs in Waste and Township Greening Projects on Friday, 02 May 2014 in Ngaka-Modiri Molema District Municipality, North West.

The projects, funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs through its Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP), aim, amongst other things, to contribute towards poverty alleviation while empowering beneficiaries to participate in the mainstream economy.

The youth will benefit from this project through the formation of Self Help Groups (SHG), which will positively impact on the beneficiary’s knowledge of financial literacy and self-empowerment.

Designed to assist municipalities and addressing some of the key challenges that have been raised through different studies undertaken by the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Youth Jobs in Waste initiative has focused on: landfill operation and management, planning administration relating to waste collection and planning and undertaking waste awareness campaigns. The people who will be assisting with the mentioned activities will be located in the municipalities for a period of a year.

The areas of focus for the Township Greening will be the Zeerust/ Litchenburg gateways (entrances) into Mafikeng Township and the development of two community recreational parks: in the Danville Suburb and one under the jurisdiction of the Barolong Boora Tshidi Traditional Council. The project will involve general landscaping, planting of indigenous trees, installation of park playground equipments ,installation of street and park furniture, installation of park bins and other activities promoting greening.

Having long prioritised waste management, greening and open space management as an area that deserves attention, the department aims to create eco-friendly greener open spaces that are safe, attractively designed, well managed for the benefit of all our communities as well as promoting maximum use of alternative energy sources and promote an environment that is clean, green and healthy for all.

Minister Molewa will be joined by Executive Mayor of the Ngaka-Modiri Molema District Municipality and by four other local municipalities, who also form part of the beneficiaries.

Media is invited to attend.

Date: Friday, 02 May 2014

Venue: Danville Sports Ground
             Ngaka-Modiri Molema District Municipality,
             Mafikeng,
             North West Province

Time: 09h00

To RSVP please contact:

Ms Sithokozile-Banele Mabena
Tel: 012 395 1607 or
E-mail: SMabena@environment.gov.za

Ms Simangele Mabusela
Tel: 012 395 1824 or
E-mail: SMabusela@environment.gov.za

For media queries, contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871