CCBSA joins Tshwane’s Tswelopele Clean-up campaign in Hammanskraal

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A pose before the cleanup: Rodger Boltman Sales Manager Hammanskraal, Dedee Mphafudi Sale representative, Tshwane Mayor Cllr, Solly Msimanga, CCBSA Communications Manager Nathalie Hendricks, CCBSA Technical Clerk Sydney Mothoa, Tshwane MMC for Agriculture and Environment Mike Mkhari and Godfrey S. Mnguni Regional Head (RED): Region 2

A joint venture between Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) and The City of Tshwane left the areas at Hammanskraal clean and in humane condition on Saturday, 06 October 2018.

CCBSA joined the City of Tshwane’s Tswelopele Clean-up campaign which is a Mayoral initiative focused on encouraging volunteerism and promoting environmental care. Tshwane Mayor, Mr Solly Msimanga, also joined the activities to support the goal of the campaign to inspire communities and businesses in taking charge of their natural environment.

For the first time ever, CCBSA staff volunteered their time and labour on the day as they helped to clean the environment. The company has a great reputation in looking after the environment which is driven through its flagship programme called School Recycling Programme.

Truck full of plastic bags with waste from the streets of Hammanskraal.

“At CCBSA we have the nationwide School Recycling Programme aimed collecting post-consumer waste as well as raising awareness about the importance of waste management recycling amongst learners in regions where we have presence” said Nathalie Hendricks, Communications Manager at CCBSA Pretoria.

The cleanup started in the precinct of Kopanong and Rebro Shopping complexes and proceeded to Jubillee Mall precinct and finished at Makapanstad towards Majaneng in Ward 76.  These arterial routes were chosen because they form part of the core urban spine of Region 2 since and they are characterized by a hype of retail activities that generates a lot of litter that creates illegal dumping spots.

On the first Saturday of each month the City has been conducting a Tswelopele clean-up operations in different geographic location spread across the seven regions. Where possible these clean-ups will also precede a public meeting so that communities can engage with the political leadership directly after the campaign.

CCBSA has pledged to join the City’s Tswelopele Clean-up campaign in other areas as well next year.  From left