Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, in collaboration with the eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority, held a clean-up campaign and awareness walk on Friday, 14 October, to commemorate National Marine Week (second week of October). Kaizer Chiefs players, Eric Mathoho, Itumeleng Khune and Njabulo Ncobo supported this event prior to their game on Saturday.

 

EThekwini Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of the Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Philani Mavundla, led the campaign from Marine Museum to the beach. “Today’s clean-up campaign aims to fortify the message of keeping our city clean and to create awareness about illegal dumping. Let us not litter in our city”, said Cllr Mavundla.

 

The clean-up was focused around the Marine Museum carpark, South Beach and Durban Harbour.

 

Thereafter, an awareness campaign was held as everyone marched with placards in demonstration about dumping and littering.

 

The Safe Cities Environmental team supported with optimism that civilians can be more aware of the devastating effects that waste have on the environment and communities.

Report and photography by Shaima Birima