Community Workers Programme workers clean the entrance to pedestrian bridge over the N2 at Rosedale.

George Municipality Department Environmental Services joined forces with the Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs to clean-up an illegal dumping hot spot next to the N2 in Rosedale. Workers from the Community Workers Programme (CWP) and Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) assisted in the clean-up while department officials took to the streets to educate locals about the negative impacts of illegal dumping  and littering, and to promote and explain the municipality’s three-bag waste reduction programme. George Municipality provided refuse bags and pickers and arranged for the bags to be removed after the clean-up. A similar project is planned in areas of Blanco later this week.

George Municipality cleansing department project coordinator Grace Notshokovu explains the municipality’s three-bag recycling programme to a community member in Rosedale.
From left are George Municipality cleansing department project coordinator Grace Notshokovu, Community Workers Programme project coordinator Petrus Moller, municipality street cleansing foreman Annaline April, Environmental Affairs project coordinator Ethan Stoffels and municipality cleansing department administrative assistant Yolanda Mali.
Community Workers Programme workers clean the entrance to pedestrian bridge over the N2 at Rosedale.

Photo credit: Melanie Maré

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20 years ago Herman and his wife Carina, with their 2 daughters moved to George in the beautiful Garden Route region of South Africa. He has a passion for the people of the region and is involved in many humanitarian projects. He is co-owner of the popular Facebook group called Georgiete Staan Saam with a membership of 71 000. He is a connector and an activist for unity and works tirelessly to help all communities in George and the Garden Route to realise that the answer for the political, business and socio-economical problems of the area is to stand together, plan together and working together at a common sustainable goal of alleviating poverty. Herman is the CEO of the Love Garden Route NPC and is one of the founders of the Love George movement. He is the owner and founder of the LoveGeorge News platform and the online radio stations RadioCSA. For 30 years Herman specializes in web development and web design and through his business also offer web-hosting, email-hosting and domain-hosting. As a Pastor he has presented over 40 men's and women's camps where the main focus is to assist and guide Christians in discovering their true calling and then activate them into their true Prophetic and Apostolic calling.