Working on Fire joins President as he launches Good Green Deeds Programme

11 Mar,2019WoF and Dept of Env Affairs, WOF Headlines

Working on Fire in Eastern Cape was part of the Good Green Deed Programme which was officially launched by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in Mdantsane at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Friday, 08 March 2019.

The Good Green Deeds programme is a ground-breaking environmental awareness programme that seeks to mobilise all sectors in South Africa to become more environmentally conscious. The programme aims to create a positive drive towards a clean South Africa – free of litter and illegal dumping.

Littering, illegal dumping, pollution and other harmful activities have ill effects on the natural environment as well as the quality of life and health of communities.

As part of the launch, the President planted trees in one of the parks in Mdantsane, emphasised the role trees play in protecting the environment and encouraged people to live healthy lives.

The President said that, by performing just one Good Green Deed a day, one can make a huge difference, whether it is in recycling waste or conducting a clean up activity in one’s community.

“The Good Green Deed Programme will provide opportunities for those who work with waste. The litter we collected today will go through the recycling process and someone will get the opportunity to turn it into profit,” Department of Environmental Affairs Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, explained.