Global Citizen partners with CoJ on clean-up campaign

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has partnered with Global Citizen for a citywide volunteer clean-up campaign, A Re Sebetseng.

This was announced on August 21.

“We are pleased as City of Joburg to be in a partnership with Global Citizen on a citywide clean-up campaign.

We want residents to take action to improve the environment, cut plastic use, and embrace a healthy lifestyle,” said mayor Clr Herman Mashaba.

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A Re Sebetseng, meaning “let’s work”, encourages Johannesburg residents to volunteer and clean-up the city.

The campaign will also educate global citizens about reducing plastic usage and encourage recycling waste.

Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said he is happy with the partnership because it supports one of their goals.

“Global Citizen is so happy to be bringing Mandela 100 to Johannesburg, working with the city to promote activism within the community.

“Efforts like A Re Sebetseng provide opportunities for each of us to take actions which promote a healthy planet and environment, a key part of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals,” said Evans.

The campaign will kick off on September 15 on World Cleanup Day.

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“We encourage residents to unite with the rest of the world for one goal – a cleaner world,” said Mashaba.

The city will provide bags and gloves to all participants that can be collected at city walk-in centres, depots, clinics and libraries.

Some lucky participants of the cleanup will stand a chance to win free tickets to the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100.

The Global Citizen’s mission is to build the largest movement of people taking action to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

On the platform, global citizens can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change.

They believe they can end extreme poverty by 2030, because of the collective actions of global citizens across the world.

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Over the last five years, global citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

To date, the actions by our global community have resulted in 120 commitments and policy announcements from leaders, including financial aid valued at over $25-billion (R360-b) that will directly impact the lives of 656 million people.

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Busi Vilakazi

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