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Job opportunities in waste

14 September 2015
Handing over waste bins to Mzingisi Primary School teacher Sithembele Cunge and pupil Zusakhe Khayingana (both centre) were (from left) Cokisa Consultants Director Lisolomzi Sogayise, DEA Jobs in Waste Project Manager Nkosinathi Nomoyi, Kouga  Solid Waste Manager Gcobisa Dadamasi, Social Services Portfolio Councillor Thandeka Maseti, and Bongile Magadla and Lungile Mzuzu from DEA.

Handing over waste bins to Mzingisi Primary School teacher Sithembele Cunge and pupil Zusakhe Khayingana (both centre) were (from left) Cokisa Consultants Director Lisolomzi Sogayise, DEA Jobs in Waste Project Manager Nkosinathi Nomoyi, Kouga Solid Waste Manager Gcobisa Dadamasi, Social Services Portfolio Councillor Thandeka Maseti, and Bongile Magadla and Lungile Mzuzu from DEA.

‘Cleanliness’was the buzzword during the Kouga Environmental Day held at the Humansdorp Country Club in September.

The event was organised to highlight the importance of keeping the environment, both where people live and open spaces, clean for sustainable livelihoods.

It was also aimed at introducing some of the economic opportunities that can be exploited while taking care of the environment.

The programme was jointly organised by Kouga Municipality, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and its implementing agent of the Youth Jobs in Waste Programme, Cokisa Consultants.

At the event Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas said the municipality was committed to contributing towards a clean and habitable environment.

She thanked DEA for their contributions to Kouga, both financially and with knowledge, which have resulted in a number of jobs being created in the waste management section.

Youth Jobs in Waste has created jobs for 42 individuals, comprising nine officials and 33 EPWP workers.

The Waste Management Programme has employed 218 people to date.

The Coast Care project, which has been central in ensuring Blue Flag status for Dolphin Beach at Jeffreys Bay, has created jobs for 60 individuals.

Speaking on behalf of DEA, Jobs in Waste Project Manager Nkosinathi Nomoyi commended the municipality for embarking on an aggressive programme of waste and environmental management and being an example to many in the province.

"We can, however, not win this battle on our own as government. We need every stakeholder in our community, young and old, to be involved," he said.

Nomoyi urged teachers to make waste management part of their schools’ curricula.

He added that people should not only seek to be employed by government as there were opportunities for cooperatives to benefit through recycling projects.

The department was willing to assist with skills development and information.

Schools that participated in the recycling programme were each given two waste bins by Cokisa as encouragement.

The schools were Mzingisi, Pellsrus, Graslaagte, Sea Vista, Oyster Bay, Weston, Hankey, Masisebenze, Patensie, Loerieheuwel, Thornhill, Vukani and Makukhanye Primary Schools.

For more information on how one can participate in waste management or to report illegal dumping contact Kouga Municipality’s Solid Waste Manager Gcobisa Dadamasi on 042 200 8330 or email her at gdadamasi@kouga.gov.za