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Madiba's spirit lives on

19 July 2016
Hundreds of workers joined Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas (second left) and Portfolio Councillors Thandeka Maseti, Phumzile Oliphant and Virginia Camealio-Benjamin for the clean-up of a polluted vlei area at KwaNomzamo on Nelson Mandela Day. Kouga Municipality ran the programme in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation. They were joined by workers from the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and Community Works Programme (CWP).

Hundreds of workers joined Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas (second left) and Portfolio Councillors Thandeka Maseti, Phumzile Oliphant and Virginia Camealio-Benjamin for the clean-up of a polluted vlei area at KwaNomzamo on Nelson Mandela Day. Kouga Municipality ran the programme in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation. They were joined by workers from the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and Community Works Programme (CWP).

Sipho Memane, Ward councillor Timothy Meleni and municipal official Zukhile Thube tidy up the garden of a derelict house at Pellsrus. The councillor, assisted by volunteers and Community Work Programme workers, also painted and repaired the house in honour of Nelson Mandela Day.

Sipho Memane, Ward councillor Timothy Meleni and municipal official Zukhile Thube tidy up the garden of a derelict house at Pellsrus. The councillor, assisted by volunteers and Community Work Programme workers, also painted and repaired the house in honour of Nelson Mandela Day.

Ward Councillor Timothy Meleni (front centre) rallied together workers and volunteers for a big clean-up of Pellsrus on Nelson Mandela Day.

Ward Councillor Timothy Meleni (front centre) rallied together workers and volunteers for a big clean-up of Pellsrus on Nelson Mandela Day.

Kouga's 2016 Nelson Mandela Day programmes were a great success.

Clr Timothy Meleni hosted his annual outreach at Tokyo Sexwale and Pellsrus.

Participants painted and repaired the homes of five families in need.

Blankets and clothes were also distributed, with the focus on the elderly. A general clean-up, in which community participation is encouraged, rounded off the programme.

The main Kouga Mandela Day programme took place at KwaNomzamo, Humansdorp, on Monday, 18 July, in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation. 

“The purpose of the day was to clear and clean up a dangerous and polluted vlei area, located next to Mzingisi Primary School,” she said. “The vlei has become a hide-out for criminals and is a threat to the health of safety of the children and other residents.”