‘Environmental focus needed’

2015-06-10 06:00
FROM the left are, clockwise, Jabulani Mkwanazi, Rekgotsofetse Secondary School principal, Seapei Thekiso of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Tsolo Seoke of the Department of Education in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District, Festy Mfazwe of the D

FROM the left are, clockwise, Jabulani Mkwanazi, Rekgotsofetse Secondary School principal, Seapei Thekiso of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Tsolo Seoke of the Department of Education in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District, Festy Mfazwe of the D

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NOZI NKOE, the acting director of environmental quality and protection at the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Small Business, has encouraged the learners of the Rekgotsofetse Secondary School to choose scarce careers when furthering their studies.

Nkoe spoke at the World Environment Day celebration at the school in Paul Roux on Friday (05/06).

She said most of the learners would go out and study something which would never help them, but that if someone chose something scarce, a job was guaranteed.

“It is time that our children choose careers in environmental science, environmental management and environmental engineering,” Nkoe said.

“We need those people. We have few black people who have those qualifications and that is a concern.

“It was important to celebrate the day and make the community aware of how important the environment is.

“We want to conserve our environment for future generations.”

Nkoe emphasised the importance of water, adding that people could not survive without it.

“Our people have to make sure that they save water. We have to educate our people about the impact that comes with this, because some of them don’t seem to understand,” Nkoe said

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