LEPELLE-NKUMPI MUNICIPALITY SCOOPED POSITION 2 IN DISTRICT GREENEST MUNICIPALITY COMPETITION

Lepelle-Nkumpi municipality scooped position 2 in the 2019-2020 Capricorn District greenest competition and was awarded a certificate and prize money of R25 000.

The Greenest Municipality Competition (GMC) is an annual programme coordinated by the Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (Ledet), aimed at assisting municipalities to achieve sustainable development targets while at the same time improving service delivery in a cost effective and environmentally friendly manner.

The GMC is divided into three levels: District, provincial and national. Districts are expected to conduct GMC assessments every year to determine the winner, which will represent the district in the provincial assessments. The winner in the provincial assessments represent the province at the national assessments.

This competition encourages municipalities who are the coal face of service delivery to adopt green practices to ensure a seamless transition to the Green Economy. This includes principles of reducing, reusing & recycling waste materials & introducing renewable energy initiatives.