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Government calls on South Africans to take part in Good Green Deeds campaign: 8 Mar

06 March 2019

Government calls on South Africans to heed the call to clean-up South Africa 

Government calls on all citizens and sectors including business, labour, academic, faith-based organisations and NGOs to heed the call made by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the State of the Nation Address, which seeks to galvanize all South Africans to join hands with government to clean-up the country and contribute to solving the global and national environmental challenges.

This initiative is part of the Good Green Deeds campaign that will be officially launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, 8th of March 2019 at the Sisa Dukashe stadium, in Mdantsane, East London. The campaign seeks to change people’s attitudes and behaviors towards responsible waste management and shift the paradigm to influence people to be environmentally conscious and make use of the available recycling bins. 

Government challenges every citizen of South Africans to continue with the spirit of ‘Thuma Mina’ and answer the call to stop littering and illegal dumping. Let us all do our part to promote the use of recycling bins and “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recovery” of waste to make South Africa a cleaner place to live in.

The objective of the Good Green Deeds campaign is to create a positive drive towards a clean South Africa which is free of litter and illegal dumping. This campaign is a nationwide environmental programme that challenges all citizens to take a stand against littering and start initiatives to clean-up their neighborhoods.

The campaign also aims to expand productive capacity and enhance service delivery in key green economy sectors including investment in bio-waste resources using best practices in food waste composting and urban food production initiatives that result in meaningful employment creation in green economy sectors. 

Social media challenge

Post a picture or video clip of yourself taking some action to clean-up the country using the hashtag #GoodGreenDeeds. Tag @GovernmentZA and @GCISMedia on twitter. ‘Throw it in the bin - Don’t Litter - Don’t dump, Keep it tidy’.

Phumla Williams
Acting GCIS Director-General
Cell: 083 501 0139 

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