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Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson to announce the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) awards

Tzaneen, Limpopo, 23 January 2015

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson will announce the winners of the 4th Greenest Municipality Competition Awards at a gala ceremony at the Karibu Lodge in Tzaneen, on 28 January 2015.

The Greenest Municipality Competition aims to address issues around environmental protection, social upliftment and economic growth, as per the recommendations of the 2006/2007 Cleanest Town Competition (CTC) Report.

The Deputy Minister will be joined by the Tzaneen Mayor, Cllr Dikeledi Josephine Mmetle andMEC for LEDET, Mr Seaparo Sekoati.

Previously known as the Cleanest Town Competition (CTC) and initiated in 2001, the competition focused on good waste management practices. This is a move from a predominantly environmental focus to a sustainable development focus.

The new extended Greenest Municipality Competition Awards consists of seven elements, namely: Waste Management, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, Water Management, Landscaping, Tree Planting and Beautification, Public Participating and Community Empowerment, Leadership and Institutional Arrangements Presentation.

Media are invited to the event. 

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2014

Venue: Mopani, Karibu Lodge, Tzaneen, Limpopo

Time: 11:00

To confirm your attendance, please contact:

Banele Mabena
Tel: 012 399 9989
E-mail:SMabena@environment.gov.za

Thembile Ngcobo
Tel: 012 399 9986
E-mail:TNgcobo@environment.gov.za

For media queries contact:

Mr Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871