Employees of the Shoprite Group will once again roll up their sleeves to clean streets across Africa on World Clean-up Day on 15 September 2018.
This follows a successful clean-up campaign (Africa’s Biggest Clean-up) which was carried out from 14-18 July. A total of 26,137 bags of waste were collected throughout the five-day clean-up campaign at 465 venues in 12 countries.
Millions of volunteers in about 150 countries across the world will unite to clean up the world in one day for World Clean-up Day. The Shoprite Group will do its part for this cause.
“This global drive presents the opportunity for people to get behind our initiative to act for change by cleaning their neighbourhoods and public spaces. Our aim is to start a movement by staging regular events and in this way, initiate people into the culture of keeping our environment clean,” says Lunga Schoeman, CSI spokesperson for the Shoprite Group.
The Shoprite Group’s Free State division led the way for the clean-up movement by partnering with the Mangaung Metro and has been hosting monthly clean-ups of the Bloemfontein Central Business District since March.
People are urged to join the initiative or to organise a clean-up and can do so by using the Act for Change digital platform, www.actforchange.africa. – Molebogeng Malebo