30 August 2018
For Immediate Release
RE: CITY TO LAUNCH NATIONAL CLEAN-UP MONTH

September is the National Clean-Up Month. To commemorate this month, the City has planned various clean-up campaign across eThekwini municipal area. The campaigns are aimed at creating awareness and educating the public on proper waste management practices, emphasising the clean ethic message.

As part of the City’s waste management strategy, the City will officially launch its clean-up month in Cato Manor, Ward 29 next week, under the theme NO LITTER IN MY AREA. The Cleansing and Solid Waste will then roll-out various clean-ups in the city centre, townships and various informal settlements throughout the month. The campaigns will also involve education of residents about the importance of a clean well maintained City.

Members of the media are invited to cover the City’s National Clean-Up launch scheduled as follows:

Date: 04 September 2018
Venue: Wiggins Road, Cator Manor – Ward 29
Time: 08h30

The Head of Cleansing and Solid Waste, Raymond Rampersad has called for everyone to take care of the environment by cleaning up the areas in which they live.

He encouraged residents and businesses to take ownership in keeping the city of eThekwini clean, safe and healthy. “We all need to exercise correct waste management practices and instill a culture of clean environment during the Month of September and beyond”, urged Rampersad. The City has encouraged support from the various stakeholders ensuring that National Clean-up campaigns forges ahead successfully.

ENDS.

For more information, contact Gugu Mdlalose on 031 311 4807 or Nqobile Shabalala on 031 311 8841
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Deputy Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.