The GOOD National Policy Officer has welcomed the inclusion of Cape Town’s rivers and wetlands in the National Environment Compliance and Enforcement Campaign, after years of ongoing sewerage pollution.
The GOOD Party’s National Policy Officer, Mark Rountree issued a statement on Monday, 25 October 2021, welcoming further action to reign in pollution of Cape Town’s rivers and wetlands. This follows GOOD’s reporting of the ongoing sewerage pollution.
Rountree noted and welcomed Minister Barbara Creecy’s confirmation that environment management inspectors from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) had been instructed to incorporate the monitoring and enforcement of protection of Cape Town’s wetlands into the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Campaign.
After years of the ongoing pollution incidents that were occurring in Cape Town, where it seemed that the Western Cape Political Head of Environment, Anton Bredell was noted to have been reluctant to act in response to the city. Furthermore, as noted by Rountree, the national policy officer resorted to escalating his concerns to relevant national departments, with river and wetlands suffering from sewerage pollution.
See the post below.
🟠 READ | GOOD's National Policy Officer, @mark__rountree, welcomes further action to reign in pollution of Cape Town’s rivers and wetlands.
"Western Cape’s wetlands are amongst the most sensitive to pollution in South Africa."
— GOOD (@ForGoodZA) October 25, 2021