Deputy Minister Thomson to announce winners of 8th Greenest Municipality Competition

14 August 2018

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson will unveil the winners of the Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) in Durban tonight, Tuesday 14 August 2018.

The Greenest Municipality Competition is an initiative that has evolved into a significant contributor towards a collective response to the challenges posed by climate change and the government’s course towards a sustainable future. It focuses on sustainable development in areas such good waste management practices, efficient energy use, sustainable water use, public participation and best practice of municipal leadership.

During the awards ceremony, Deputy Minister Thomson and Councillor Gumede will announce local and metropolitan municipalities with best practices in the aforementioned focus areas. All the winners, together with first and second runners up will receive a financial support towards a project that will improve the municipality’s environmental practices while uplifting local communities through creation of job and training opportunities.

Deputy Minister Thomson will be joined by the Mpumalanga MEC for Rural Development, Land Reform, Agriculture, Environment and Tourism and the Executive Mayor of eThekwini Councillor Zandile Gumede

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the Greenest Municipality Competition awards ceremony as per the details below:

Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Southern Sun Elangeni, Durban

To RSVP, contact:
Ernest Mulibana
Cell: 082 263 7372
E-mail: emulibana@environment.gov.za

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

Jointly issued by Department of Environmental Affairs and eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality