Tunatazama - Community Monitors

SEJN tree planting and cleaning campaign

Boitumelo Thobejane

On the 22 September 2022 SEJN team and community monitors who were part of Sekhukhune waste report met with Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism, Sekhukhune District municipality Department of Environmental affairs, Department ofForestry and fisheries ,Ward 15 Councillor, representatives from Fetakgomo-Tubatse Local Municipality and Marula mine.

All stakeholders presents were divided into 3 groups:

1.Tree planting (For planting at Masebudi Primary School and Tschokela crèche.

  1. Cleaning spot 1 at Moopetsi Bridge.
  2. Cleaning spot 2 at illegal dumping next to Masebudi primary.

The SEJN team and Sekhukhune District municipality Department of environmental affairs started with the roadshow for tree planting. Tree planting was started on Tuesday 20th September 2022 until 22nd September 2022. 12 schools, 2 creches and 6 traditional authorities offices were reached. Sekhukhune Environmental Justice Network will continue with after care for this project with the help of Limpopo Development Environment Tourism, Sekhukhune District municipality and Fetakgomo-Tubatse municipality with supplies of Personal Protective  Equipment . SEJN will be extending the project to other  close by areas .

Community members attended and a good thing is that people were taught about climate change, heritage, waste and wildfire. They asked questions and the stakeholders provided clarity.

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