Rivers: Duct launches ‘clean-up week’

2011-09-12 00:00

THE Duzi uMngeni Conservation Trust (Duct) is urging residents to get their hands dirty and clean up their rivers during a “community clean-up week” which runs until Saturday.

The aim is to raise awareness about pollution, illegal dumping, and alien invasive plants in the city’s rivers.

Duct administration manager Caroline Clover said people should live by the slogan, “a healthy river equals healthy people”. She added, “We have found a lot of stuff while cleaning the Duzi over the years — such as dead animals and even a bag filled with sex toys.”

For more information call Clover at 033 345 7571 or e-mail her at



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