AfriForum’s Springs branch launched a clean-up initiative in the town on the corner of 6th Avenue and 9th Street on 15 February 2020. This follows after illegal dumping caused the corner to become a sore eye for the public.
The local authorities received several complaints in the past few weeks regarding illegal dumping sites in Springs. These complaints have however fallen on deaf ears and local councillors seem uninterested in addressing them. This compelled AfriForum’s Springs branch to appoint a local contractor to clean up one of the illegal dumping sites.
“We realise that such an initiative is just a temporary solution, but it creates a platform to possibly drive a campaign against the City of Ekurhuleni and exert pressure so the relevant by-laws can be upheld,” says Cornel Swart, chairman of AfriForum’s Springs branch.
“We hope that projects like this will motivate the community to pro-actively contribute to the cleanliness of the town. AfriForum will continue to tackle other problem areas in the town with similar do-it-yourself actions,” concludes Swart.
“AfriForum’s Springs branch wants to contribute to a safer, cleaner community. We urge residents to get involved at our local branch to support us in our effort to accomplish even more for the community,” says Marié Naudé, AfriForum’s Head of Community Structures for the Northern Region.
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