Tip plan to save, create jobs


PLANS are under way to establish a R30-million buy-back centre at the  tip  site near Ezibeleni.

CLEANING UP: Enoch Mgijima municipality members, EPWP workers and volunteers embarked on a cleaning spree at an illegal dumping site in Ezibeleni last week, with, from left, Andiswa Siguqu, Boni Hoboyi, Thembisa Bambatha, Enoch Mgijima executive mayor Lindiwe Gunuza-Nkwentsha and Nontsikelelo Gxavu Picture: ABONGILE SOLUNDWANA

The Rep reported (“Buy-back  plan  mooted as solution to pollution” January 13) that the proposed centre would buy recyclable waste from locals

The project, to be funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, was initiated due to the overflowing  tip .

Enoch Mgijima executive mayor Lindiwe Gunuza Nkwentsha said the  tip  had “proved to be a hazard”, which was chasing away investors from nearby Queendustria and resulting in job losses. “The remaining factories also told us they would leave,” she said.

She was speaking during a clean-up of an illegal dumpsite near Ezibeleni, where she was assisted by Extended Public Works Programme workers and volunteers.

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