New bakkie donated to recyclers

2017-05-03 06:01
PHOTO: supplied At the official handover of the Kia bakkie to representatives of Songimvelo Recyclers.

PHOTO: supplied At the official handover of the Kia bakkie to representatives of Songimvelo Recyclers.

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THE Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thomson handed over a Kia bakkie to Songimvelo Recyclers representatives on the weekend.

Songimvelo Recyclers have conducted waste management awareness in 49 schools within the Msunduzi and have hosted four clean-ups in uMgungundlovu District Municipality.

Songimvelo Recyclers have cleaned the streets of Pietermaritzburg by collecting recyclable material and disposing of it at landfill sites as a livelihood.

They have in the past used public transport while operating their entrepreneurial business, which has provided permanent employment for two people.

The recyclers have joint ventures with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and the Department of Environmental Affairs has developed into a key partnership as the DPSA is now considering up-scaling this programme as it positively impacts on service delivery and a progressive economic status.

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