Plug pulled on plan for 200 to help at Msunduzi landfill

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THE Msunduzi Municipality pulled the plug on a programme that would have resulted in the employment of 200 people to help manage the New England Road landfill site. This is according to the Kwazulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) department.

Presenting a report on the status of landfill sites in the province to the provincial legislature’s conservation and environmental affairs portfolio committee yesterday, the department said it had been providing support to the municipality in the management of the landfill but the council refused to accept the programme.

The full details of the programme were not presented before the committee. The municipality has been battling to manage the landfill site, which in recent years had been emitting smoke from fires frequently breaking out at the site.

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