PRETORIA: The Youth of Mamelodi celebrated a bright future at the Bokamoso Ba Rena Youth Environment Day on 24 June. Barefoot Fishing & Forestries Environmental Conservation (BFFEC) NPC, hosted their Youth Day at the Ikageng Hall in Mamelodi during the South African Youth month.
Safe Cities, a Non Profit Company, focused on environmental affairs and community development, hosted it’s very first “Planet’s Got Talent” event on Monday, 3rd April, in Phoenix.
Civilians from the community of Phoenix, in collaboration with eThekwini, held the second phase of the Streamline Project on Saturday, 19 November, at Rainham, Phoenix. They have now launched the second phase of the project, which includes the upkeep, sustainable development and education of civilians. During this event, the stream was handed over to a special management team under the leadership of Logie Naidoo who will be responsible for the upkeep of this stream. “Our efforts are in vain if we do not have a sustainable plan to keep the area clean and to educate the community on the importance of healthy streams and riverine”, says Logie Naidoo.
eThekwini Municipality has declared war against those who dump illegally. A well-known Durban sports clothing company has been given a fine after staff were caught dumping illegally in the Durban CBD.
A multi-disciplinary task team visited 13 business premises in Phoenix on 20 October as part of a business blitz operation. The task team consisted of officials from Environmental Health Services (EHS) North, Fire, Cleansing and Solid Waste (CSW), Metro Police, Land-Use Management and Building Inspectorate.
Two males were caught red-handed for dumping trash at a stream in Greenbury Drive, Phoenix. This after a major clean-up project at the Greenheights stream, by civilians and the municipality, a week prior to the dumping. An eye-witness drove pass the site when the perpetrators were busy disposing their trash from their vehicle onto the verge next to…
The first clean-up of the Streamline Project was held on Wednesday, 5 October, at Rainham, Phoenix, and was successfully concluded with great collaboration between civil society and the municipality.
Safe Cities Forum, an established content publishing enterprise and a non-profit company, responsible for community research, reporting, creating awareness and education established their Media House on Monday, 20 September 2022. “While existing for the community, we will report on matters that are important to civilians with a non-bias approach”, says Gerda Strydom, Chairperson of Safe Cities Forum. She says that Safe Cities Forum is passionate about finding the truth and championing causes for a free media society. The newly established Media House will report their news statements on current affairs, specialising in environmental health, social and political matters through a variety of online platforms.
The community of Phoenix stepped up to a healthy environment by planning the cleaning of the streams in Phoenix. Safe Cities, a non-profit company, focusing on environmental issues, is embarking on a river/streams transformation project.