Gauteng’s Green Army — cleaning and greening as they fight environmental degradation

Spinach is among the vegetables grown at the Rev Motlalepula Chabaku Food Garden. (Photo: Sandile Nkomo / GDARDE)

Onke Ngcuka – 11 March 2024

The Green Army employs more than 6,000 people in Gauteng who clean illegal dumping sites and clear open and green spaces while promoting communal and household food gardens.

The Green Army, an initiative by Gauteng’s Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, has been a lifeline for unemployed young people in the province, but also for the environment…