Filth left on field after dept’s event

2015-08-05 11:36
Litter covers Dales Park after an education department function on Sunday.

Litter covers Dales Park after an education department function on Sunday. (Ian Carbutt)

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MOUNDS of filth and litter have been left after a Department of Education event on Sunday at Dales Park in Mayors Walk.

Empty polystyrene containers, plastic bags and other rubbish are strewn across the fields, creating an eyesore for those in the area.

Department of Education spokesperson Sihle Mhlotshwa said more than 1 500 people attended the Kha Ri Gude Campaign, hosted by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.

Mhlotshwa said “services providers were tasked to clean the park directly after the event”.

“Clearly we were let down by our service providers.

“We had no knowledge that the park was not cleaned and will be investigating the matter,” the spokesperson said yesterday.

Mhlotshwa added that refuse bins were provided at the park during the event.

The Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign was launched in February 2008, to enable 4,7 million people above the age of 15 years to become literate and numerate in one of the 11 official languages.

The campaign is geared to achieve a level of basic literacy equivalent to three years of schooling, and thereby enable South Africa to reduce illiteracy by 50%

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