MOSSEL BAY WINS TITLE OF GREENEST MUNICIPALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mossel Bay, a town in Western cape Province on South Africa’s Garden Route, about 380 kilometres east of here, has been named the greenest local municipality in the country, beating various others in a 2016 national competition.

The town won the Western Cape Province greenest town title last year.

The greenest metropolitan municipality goes to Ethekwini in KwaZulu-Natal Province. Mossel Bay acting municipal manager Harry Hill said Thursday that the municipality would use the 3.5 million Rand (about 237,000 US dollars) prize money to fund more greening projects.

“We have teams of people allocated certain geographical blocks in their municipal area, which they clean up and are paid for it, because these teams of people have been recruited from the ranks of the unemployed,” said Hill.

The municipality is also running another project called swop-shops in certain communities. This project requires members of the community to collect recyclable items and exchange them for stationery and personal toiletries.

Source: Nam News Network