Volunteers and sponsors needed for ‘Cleaning up the City’ in Nelson Mandela Bay

BY ASAVELA FEKEMA - MAY 18, 2016

Port Elizabeth company, the Khanya Cleaning Group, is appealing to local residents and businesses to join them in an initiative called ‘Cleaning up the City’, which will take place around the Langenhoven Drive area, on Saturday.

The cleaning is part of the Project Nelson Mandela Bay initiative, with a number of task teams focusing on the following areas; security, greening up, education, cleaning up and 12 active events in the Bay.

Marius Olivier, Managing Director at Khanya Cleaning Group, said he will be heading up this initiative.

“I will be leading the first Clean City Task Team, where we will be having our first volunteers clean up the Langenhoven Drive area this coming weekend,” he said.

According to Olivier, a number of volunteers have already lined up, but they are still looking for more help, as well as cleaning equipment. The team is still in need of cleaning equipment;

  • 10 Hard platform brooms 600mm;
  • 10 Soft platform brooms 600mm;
  • 300 black refuse bags;
  • 200 blue refuse bags (for recycling);
  • 8 spades;
  • 8 rakes; and
  • 50 pairs of gloves.

 Khanya itself has made available branded bibs for the task team, as well as the waste removal and disposal.

Olivier said this initiative will also be expanded to included clean ups in various areas of the metro as time goes on.

If anyone is interested in being a volunteer or offering their equipment, they can visit the Khanya offices on Saturday between 13:00 to 13:30.

For sponsorships, call 041 484 3773 or email [email protected]