Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs to open Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg

22 February 2017


The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson, together with the Mayor of Umsunduzi Local Municipality Cllr Themba Njilo, will hand over the Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg on Friday 24 February 2017.

The initiative to upgrade Alexandra Park was taken in order to make it a safe, popular recreational and play centre for the people in Pietermaritzburg. The park possesses sections such as children’s play area, Percy Taylor Rockery, people’s park and ablution facility, fencing, pedestrian walkways, pergolas, paving, chess amphitheatre and general landscaping.

The project was funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs through its Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP). The project was implemented using labour intensive methods as per the requirements of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), in the process; jobs small business development and skills development opportunities were created.

Members of the media are invited to attended and cover launch as per the details below.

Date: 24 February 2017

Venue: Alexandra Park (Mayor’s Park) Pietermaritzburg

Time: 09:00 -14:00

To RSVP, contact:

Dimakatso Tsutsubi
Tel: 012 399 9974 /
Cell: 072 471 3652 or

For media queries, contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871