Ekurhuleni women in waste rewarded

Beauty is not often associated with garbage. Likewise, femininity has no place in the space of waste management services.

On Saturday, these stereotypes were thrown in the bin as the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality recognised the contribution of women in this sector, at the Women in Waste Awards, at the Springs Civic Centre.

The prestigious event was aimed at honouring and celebrating the immense contribution of females to the male dominated field of waste management services.

Jeanet Nyelimane, a general worker based at the Germiston Depot, was named the overall winner at the awards ceremony, and was awarded a trophy, a weekend getaway voucher for two, a medal and a certificate.

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Environmental Management, Clr Ndosi Shongwe, expressed her pleasure at rewarding the hard working women.

“The metro is proud of you and appreciates the work you do in keeping the city clean. As the municipality we do not perceive you just as waste removers, we regard you as the ambassadors of a cleaner and greener Ekurhuleni,” she said.

Three representatives from each of the municipality’s 11 waste management depots received certificates, gold medals and gifts as a token of appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

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