With the recent heavy rainfalls causing floods in and around the Centurion area, it comes as no surprise that our beloved Hennops river would be highly polluted. Fortunately for the Centurion residents, an initiative called Hennops Revival exists. Since 2019, the organisation has been dedicated in addressing the problem of pollution in the area.
As TCTA is in the business of water, and with the Hennops river being a stone-throw away from our head office, it was fitting for the organisation to support the cause by being part of the workforce cleaning up the river. TCTA joined other concerned citizens in the three-day clean-up campaign which began on 17 to 19 February. From TCTA, the Communications and Stakeholder department, in partnership with the Environment unit within PMID teamed up to recruit other colleagues to take part in the campaign.
The Hennops River is one of the few and largest water bodies in Gauteng. The river crosses three metros and two provinces, including densely populated areas like Kempton Park, Tembisa and Centurion.
The Hennops Revival project aims to address 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 working in collaboration with the City of Tshwane and businesses to drive clean-up campaigns, water quality monitoring, phyto-remediation and bank stabilization to improve the health of the river.