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Deputy Minister Ms Barbara Thomson and Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism to lead the inaugural South African Green Schools Programme Awards Ceremony

24 April 2017

 

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, together with the Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism, Mr Seaparo Sekoati, will lead the inaugural South African Green Schools Programme prizes awards ceremony to be held on Tuesday 25 April 2017 in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.

South Africa Green Schools Programme (SAGSP) is a pilot project which is being implemented by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET), which, amongst others, aims to raise awareness to learners to the problem of environmental degradation which can be reversed through educating the nation and adopting sustainable measures of harvesting environmental resources with a view to create a legacy the future generations can inherit.

As part of the SAGSP, leaners from various schools in and around Limpopo province will showcase their projects that focus on environmental conservation. Winning schools will be awarded prizes for outstanding projects to the value ranging from R35 000.00 to R100 000.00. These funds will be channelled towards small-scale projects that support meaningful learners’ action on environmental issues in their respective schools.

Members of the media are invited and cover the event as per the details below:

Date: 25 April 2017

Venue: St Marco Hall, Polokwane

Time: 09:00

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