On the 30th of June 2016, Planact distributed 64 bins to the KwaZenzele community after a request on the need for bins to minimise littering and environmental pollution.

Planact addressing community members before the distribution of bins
Planact addressing community members before the distribution of bins

During the enumeration and shack numbering process in 2014, Planact together with the selected community members in KwaZenzele noted, through a questionnaire, of the need for bins as waste was scattered all over the community and posing a health hazard.

Planact then compiled a report which was submitted to the Lesedi Local Municipality to request for bins on behalf of KwaZenzele settlement. The municipality provided 64 dustbins and the rest of the bins will be provided at a later stage.

Community members receiving bins
Community members receiving bins

Due to the limited number of dustbins available, Planact worked on the list that was developed from the enumeration and shack numbering process to distribute the bins effectively and fairly. As the community is divided into 3 sections (A, B and C) the first twenty households on the list in each section received bins and the rest are due to follow in the near future.

Engagements will continue with the Lesedi Local Municipality to ensure that the rest of the community receives bins. The outgoing councillor will ensure that the rest of the bins are distributed before the end of his term in August 2016.

(far right) Councillor Bongani Simelane, Lesego Letsile (Planact), Benny, Molife and Tshepo (Community members) who assisted in the distribution.
(far right) Councillor Bongani Simelane, Lesego Letsile (Planact), Benny, Molife and Tshepo (Community members) who assisted in the distribution.