ANC praises Northern Cape environment dept

2013-10-31 22:21
Workers install solar panels at a solar plant near De Aar in the Northern Cape province. (De Aar Solar)

Workers install solar panels at a solar plant near De Aar in the Northern Cape province. (De Aar Solar)

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Johannesburg - The Northern Cape environment department was doing a sterling job despite a small budget, the ANC in the province said on Thursday.

"Taking into account that the department is deemed as a small department and hence receives the lowest allocation of the budget, the department still manages to receive accolades in recognition of their sterling performance," provincial secretary Zamani Saul said in a statement.

He was reacting to the release of the department's annual report in the provincial legislature on Thursday.

The ANC-led government was concerned about climate change and its potential consequences.

Saul said the department had planted 8 417 trees and conducted 23 special clean ups.

Its waste management strategy would also create permanent jobs.

The department's community-based natural resource management sub-programme trained 509 emerging farmers in sustainable agriculture.

"The department also created work opportunities ranging from training and development practice learnerships, jobs linked to recycling projects, beautification and greening and cleaning of open spaces," Saul said.

He praised the department for printing annual reports on recycled paper.

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