President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the Good Green Deeds campaign in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape on Friday.
It will see the President engaging in a clean-up campaign, alongside other government leaders, ministers, deputy ministers, premiers, MEC’s and senior government officials, to rid the country of illegal dumping and littering.
The clean-up campaign seeks to change attitudes and behaviours of South Africans towards responsible management of waste in and around their environment and in their daily lives.
Government communication spokesperson, Phumla Williams, says the start of the campaign also serves as a call to all citizens to get involved in cleaning up and looking after their neighbourhoods.
“We are calling on businesses to work with society and society to get involved, young people in schools to begin to appreciate the need to look after their environment,” says William.