The civil rights organisation AfriForum on 18 July 2019 gave some well-earned acknowledgement to employees of the Highlands landfill site near Malmesbury for their excellent management of the site.
Deon de Jager, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Boland, thanked all the employees of the site for their contribution to the site’s success. Brad Theron, Chairperson of the Environmental Affairs Portfolio of AfriForum’s Malmesbury branch, also presented Gerhard Havenga, manager of the site, with a certificate. The Malmesbury branch rewarded all the employees with a gift pack consisting of food and cooldrink.
This acknowledgement follows after AfriForum launched a national landfill site audit in February 2019 and in which all 140 branches of the civil rights watchdog participated. Three landfill sites in the Western Cape achieved exceptional accomplishments, of which the Highlands landfill site is one.
“We are privileged to live in a province where the majority of service delivery can be praised, rather than to complain about poor service. We trust that those landfill sites in the Western Cape that didn’t comply with the legal requirements during the audit will strive to follow in the footsteps of sites such as the Highlands landfill site,” says De Jager.
Become involved at AfriForum’s Malmesbury branch today: SMS “Malmesbury” to 45342 (R1).