Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson to lead a Clean-Up Campaign in Soweto

09 July 2018

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson will lead a community clean-up campaign in partnership with the Bantu Church of Christ in Sowetan on Tuesday 10 July 2018. The clean-up campaign forms part of the Presidential Thuma-Mina initiative to lead a healthy lifestyle in a clean environment.

It is through clean-up campaigns like this that the Department of Environmental Affairs continues to carry out its Constitutional mandate of ensuring a clean environment that is not harmful to the health and wellbeing of the people. The campaign is also a continued action in honour of Nelson Mandela Legacy by dedicating time for clean-ups to ensure we live in safe, healthy and environmentally friendly country.

As part of the clean-up campaign, Deputy Minister Thomson and the leadership of the Bantu Church of Christ will attend to various spots which have been turned into illegal dumping sites around the Morric Isaacson School and surrounding areas. The campaign will also raise awareness to alleviate pollution through amongst other things compliance to the relevant environmental legislation.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the clean-up activities as per the details below:

Date: Tuesday 10 July 2018

Time: 09:00

Venue: Morric Isaacson School in Jabavu, Soweto

To RSVP contact

Ernest Mulibana
Cell: 082 263 7373 /
E-mail: EMulibana@environment.gov.za

For media queries contact

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871