- March 28, 2019
South Africa | Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Good Green Deeds efforts
The Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Nomvula Mokonyane has welcomed the efforts by various stakeholders including business, industries, labour and civil society in cleaning South Africa as part of the Good Green Deeds programme.
The Good Green Deeds programme was recently launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa with an objective of mobilising all sectors of South Africa to become more environmentally conscious. The programme seeks to promote behavioural change towards littering, illegal dumping and waste in general.
The Minister’s remarks echoes the President’s call at the launch of the Good Green Deeds programme whereby he called on all South Africans to make a difference in their communities by doing clean-up activities.
Speaking at the launch of the Good Green Deeds programme President Ramaphosa urged South Africans to embark on a new era of consciousness. “So let us commit today, right here and right now, that we will each do one Good Green Deed a day, for the sake of ourselves, for the sake of others, and for the sake of our country. A clean environment is feasible and is necessary, and, ultimately, will become an important source of national pride,” said President Ramaphosa.
In response to the President’s call South Africans have been actively working around the clock to ensure that they keep the country clean. Minister Mokonyane was recently in Pietermaritzburg where she participated during the Good Green Deeds chapter of KwaZulu-Natal. Other activities took place in Pretoria, Mbombela, Tembisa, Moletsi village, Galeshewe, Sterkspruit, Colesburg, to name but a few.
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