Earth bound beauties converged

2016-08-25 06:00
 Thokozile Mbatha

Thokozile Mbatha

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The Miss Earth South Africa Regional Finalists came together at Tsogo Sun Gold Reef City Theme Park in Jozi last week.

They workshopped and engaged in green activities across the city.

The participants took part in an experiential tour of the Pikitup Southdale Depot so as to allow for a deeper understanding of waste and the journey of waste.

The Miss Earth South Africa campaign for 2016 is #WasteStopsWithME.

The objective is to create an understanding of the problem and to highlight the importance of each individual’s impact. This was followed by a tour of Johannesburg CBD, where the team were able to see hijacked buildings, illegal dumping, informal recycling depots and the challenges of waste.

The finalists have rolled out several educational waste campaigns and community clean ups, they came together to share their stories and experiences. Working with people across all ages is rewarding and creates a shift in mind-set.

Thokozile Mbatha from Claremont, rolled out her waste project at Siyabulela Primary School. Teaching children about waste and recycling. Thokozile’s passion is to help educate the youth about issues at hand and to develop them to become young leaders.

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