Environmental Affairs to lead a two day clean–up activity in Durban

03 May 2019

 

Following the recent devastating storm and floods in the EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in partnership with the EThekwini Metro, Durban, Coca Cola, Durban Green corridor, DEA’s Working on Fire (WoF) and other stakeholders, will this weekend undertake various beach and harbour clean-up activities around Durban.

Resulting from the heavy rains and floods, Durban beaches and the Port of Durban were swamped with marine debris – mostly plastic. As part of the department’s response to the litter problem, that is not only unsightly, but also life threating to marine life, about 500 volunteers, including 100 firefighters, will focus their attention on six sites around Durban.

These activities form part of the Presidential Good Green Deeds Campaign which is aimed at galvanizing communities to take part in the protection of the environment, cleaning-up and greening of their neighbourhoods and changing people’s attitudes and behaviors towards responsible management of waste.

Members of the media are invited to cover the two clean-up activities as follows:

Day 1
 

Date: 05 May 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Durban Harbour
Time: 09:00

Day 2

Date: 06 May 2019 (Monday)
Venue: Beachwood Mangroves, (Lagoon beach) Durban  
Time: 09:00

To RSVP contact: 

Siziphiwe Maxengana
Tel: 021 814 8064
E-mail: smaxengana@environment.co.za or

Tshego Letshwiti
Cell: 076 307 9634
E-mail: tletshwiti@environment.gov.za 

For media inquiries contact:
Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483
E-mail: znqayi@environment.gov.za