Staff members recently joined community volunteers in cleaning up the pollution at Hennops River that the recent floods in and around the Centurion area have aggravated. Since 2019, TCTA has been involved in the effort to address the problem. It has lent support to the Hennops Revival project.
TCTA joined other concerned citizens in the three-day clean-up campaign from 17 to 19 February. The organisation is in the water business, and the river is a stone’s throw away from its head office. It is, therefore, appropriate that TCTA staff would form part of the workforce cleaning up.
TCTA staff have demonstrated an interest in supporting the river clean-up campaign in the past. In July 2018, they came out in their numbers to clean the river as part of the 67 minutes for Mandela campaign and again during the river clean-up on 7 November 2021.
The Communication and Stakeholders Department, in partnership with the Environment Unit within PMID, teamed up to recruit other colleagues to participate in the campaign.
The Hennops River is one of the few, and among the largest, water bodies in Gauteng. It crosses three metros and two provinces, including densely populated areas like Kempton Park, Tembisa and Centurion.
The Hennops Revival project addresses social and environmental impacts on the Hennops River in Centurion and surrounding areas. It is envisaged that the project will revive the degraded river by collaborating with the City of Tshwane and businesses to drive clean-up campaigns, water quality monitoring, phytoremediation and bank stabilisation to improve the health of the river.
Colleagues are encouraged to continue supporting this initiative.