Cllr Ziyanda Zwane, MMC for Environment and Agriculture, will lead a cleaning campaign in Soshanguve, demonstrating how the City of Tshwane is taking a proactive stance against the negative effects of illegal dumping on our environment.
The city has launched a comprehensive campaign called #Rekaofela to raise awareness and encourage residents to take an active role in preventing and reporting illegal dumping.
According to Zwane, the campaign aims to achieve a cleaner and greener city by increasing the use of 240L waste bins, reducing waste at the source, and lowering the costs of dealing with illegal dumping.
.”Rekaofela is a Sesotho name that highlights the importance of a collective effort in eradicating illegal dumping,”.
“Illegal dumping poses a significant threat to our community’s cleanliness, health, and overall well-being. It tarnishes the natural beauty of our surroundings and endangers our ecosystem’s delicate balance.
“The city recognises the urgency of addressing this problem and is committed to working hand-in-hand with residents, businesses and civic organsations to combat it effectively, said Zwane.
As part of the #RekaofelaFridayCleaningCampaign, the city will be implementing the following initiatives:
• Education and Awareness: The city will conduct extensive educational programmes to educate residents about the negative impact of illegal dumping on our environment. This will include community outreach events to raise awareness and promote responsible waste management practices and foster a sense of collective responsibility and pride in maintaining a clean and sustainable environment.
These events will provide an opportunity for residents to actively contribute to the beautification of our city while sending a strong message against illegal dumping.
• Enhanced Enforcement: The city will strengthen its enforcement efforts to identify and penalise individuals or businesses involved in illegal dumping activities. It will collaborate closely with the Green Scorpions and Tshwane.
The City of Tshwane urges all residents to take an active role in protecting the environment by refraining from any form of illegal dumping. Together, we can create a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future.