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Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency celebrates Mandela Day

The Mpumalanga Tourism and parks agency together with the Tourism Safety Stakeholders held a clean-up campaign, as part of the Mandela Day 2022 celebration. The event was held at George Mhaule Primary School, where the members of the community, EPWP workers, Working for Water, and Kruger National Park along with MTPA decided to use the 67 minutes for Mandela to clean the road from White River to Kruger National Park. Their motive was to ensure that all the rubbish thrown beside the road is cleared up so that the tourists visiting Mpumalanga finds the road in a good and clean state.

“I am glad that even the ward committees were also part of the campaign because they will go out to the community and educate them that throwing of rubbish on the road and by the river because the water in the river is a source of life to everyone. I encourage everyone to take a stand against littering” said Ms. Dudu Twhala from DCSSL. The SANParks spokesperson has applauded the wonderful work done by all the stakeholders who were present during the clean-up campaign and has urged the community members and everyone present to take care of the environment and plant more trees, which will help in fighting climate change. “Do what you can with what you have, where you are” said Lufuno Shadi. The Mdluli chieftaincy and school principal added by thanking the stakeholders and pleaded with them to continue with this initiative to other communities and schools around Mpumalanga and beyond.

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