As a response to the escalating global plastic pollution problem, a group of responsible corporate citizens partnered with civil society, local NGOs and government to address waste management challenges in the KZN South Coast Basin.
A baseline study of the region was conducted by the South African Healthcare Foundation, to map out and ascertain the root causes of pollution in the environment.
The selected project area is ideal for a pilot programme given its economic viability in tourism and the ecological dynamics of important rivers that flow into the Indian ocean at vantage points.
Inkwazi Isu project is a collaboration between various stakeholders aiming to holistically address the pollution problem in the area including the coastline and between the Ezimbokodweni River and Little Amanzimtoti River with the focus being Amanzimtoti River and close by surroundings.
Major role players from Industry, Local Government and Civil Society are putting together a comprehensive and consolidated plan to meet the challenge through improving Recycling Infrastructure and Education which will address the overwhelming problems caused by poor waste management practices. The Inkwazi Isu project has received international interest and support from the global alliance to end plastic waste (AEPW) through the SA initiative.
The Inkwazi Isu project will be launched on 19th September 2020, during the world cleanup day event. The Unimog and beach rake combo which is an innovative beach cleaning machinery will be unveiled at the launch and all stakeholders will launch a massive cleanup campaign on the Amanzimtoti beach to sensitize the beneficiary community.
19 September @ 09h00 on Amanzimtoti Beach