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PLANTS TO BE HANDED OVER TO MOTORISTS AS PART OF SPRING DAY

 
2017-08-30
PLANTS TO BE HANDED OVER TO MOTORISTS AS PART OF SPRING DAY

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) together with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) will be celebrating Spring Day by handing over crassula ovata plants to motorists at various traffic intersections in the province on 1 September 2017 between 7:00 and 08:00 in the morning.

 

As part of celebrating Spring Day, the MTPA and DARDLEA officials will be stationed at various busy traffic intersections to hand out the crassula ovata plants to motorists. This campaign is aimed at celebrating this special day with our communities and creating awareness on the importance of sustainable tourism.

 

The crassula ovata plant can absorb and store large quantities of carbon and further address the effects of climate change. It is a plant that is easy to grow and very tolerant to drought. There is no need to over water it.

 

Spring Day coincides with the official start of Tourism Month which is celebrated annually during the month of September. The aim of Tourism Month is to encourage South Africans to travel domestically to get a better understanding of the affordable, exciting and world class attractions that are available in the various parts of the country.

 

Apart from Tourism Month, September is also Arbor Month and this initiative is aimed at highlighting and emphasizing the role that trees play in addressing food security, employment creation and some of the environmental concerns such as climate change which manifests itself as global warming.


REGION

TOWN

HAND OVER LOCATION

 

 

 

EHLANZENI REGION

 

 

Mbombela

(Siphiwe 071 570 1013)

Traffic lights by Mafunyane Water Park (Riverside) on the R40

Traffic lights by Westend Shopping Centre on the R40

N4 Intersection of Courtside Spar (Tarentaal Shopping Centre)

N4 Valencia and Orchards Intersection

Bushbuckridge

(Lindi 082 501 5051)

3 way stop opposite Shell Garage

Malelane

(Phumeza 076 406 3022

N4 Intersection of Pick n Pay and Toyota Garage

N4 Intersection of Caltex garage

 

REGION

TOWN

HAND OVER LOCATION

 

GERT SIBANDE REGION

 

Ermelo

(Khanyi 081 488 9066)

Kerk street next to Sasol garage

Kerk street next to McDonalds

Secunda

(Tshepo 082 714 8479)

Kruger Robot next to Sasol and Secunda Mall

Walter Sisulu Road next to United Motors & Mercedes Benz garage

 

NKANGALA REGION

Emalahleni

(Lindiwe 071 2573 222)

Corner of Mandela and OR Tambo Drive

Corner of Watermayer and OR Tambo Drive

Middleburg

(Lindiwe 071 2573 222)

Intersection of Walter Sisulu (Intersection from Middelburg to Emalahleni)

 

Issued by

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency & Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

For more information contact: 

Kholofelo Nkambule                                                                                               Bheki Nyathikazi

Tel: +27 13 75 5312 | Cell: +27 82 451 2548                                                 Cell: +27 71 485 8634

Email:  Kholofelo.nkambule@mtpa.co.za                                          Email:nyathikazibw@mpg.gov.za

 

                                                    


 
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