Jun 19, 2019
Illegal dumping came under the spotlight as members of the Wesbank community and officials from the City of Cape Town met and cleaned up parts of the community on Tuesday, 18 June 2019.
The cleanup is the second of four quarterly events organised by the Vlottenburg Community Organisation (VCO) in partnership with the Shoprite Group. Other partners included the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership.
- Hilton Davids, community leader and VCO founder
The idea for the regular cleanups came after VCO mobilised the community to be part of Africa’s Biggest Cleanup, which was staged by Shoprite last year.
At the most recent Wesbank cleanup, 50 community members collected 113 kg of recyclable materials in under two hours.
- Lunga Schoeman, CSI spokesperson for the Shoprite Group