Launch of National Clean Up Week - A call to wake up and clean South Africa
5 September 2007
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, will launch the National Clean Up campaign on the 6th September 2007 in the Maruleng Local Municipality, Hoedspruit, Limpopo.
Celebrated under the theme 'Wake up & clean up - working together for a clean & safer South Africa,' the campaign is call to all South Africans to take care of the environment by cleaning up the areas they live in and by encouraging the public not to litter. The launch will be preceded by clean up activities within the municipality led by the Deputy Minister, the MEC responsible for Environmental Affairs in the province, Collins Chabane, as well mayors from the local and district municipalities.
The National Clean-Up campaign also coincides with the International Coastal Cleanup campaign which will see hundreds of beaches being cleaned along the South African coast from Monday, 10 September to 15 September 2007. A full programme of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) beach cleanups will be posted on the website.
All media is invited.
Date: 6 September 2007
Venue: Maruleng Municipality
Clean up event: Metz Taxi Rank: 09h00 to 12h00
Launch event: Enable Community Hall
For more information contact:
Media Liaison Officer, Office of the Deputy Minister
Tel: 012 310 3899
Cell: 082 448 2450
Media Liaison: Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism
Cell: 082 463 9755
Tel: 021 402 3448
Cell: 082 829 3917
Issued by: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
5 September 2007