- Coligny residents are tired of waiting for service delivery
- They have therefore taken matters into their own hands
- They have started projects such as rubbish removal and tree planting
Tired of waiting for service delivery from their local authorities, gatvol residents of Coligny in the North West have taken matters into their own hands.
They formed a forum recently aimed at making their town a much cleaner and habitable place, Briefly.co.za learned.
According to Good Things Guy, they teamed up with South Africa Day organisers on several projects, including rubbish removal, tree planting, and street painting.
Other projects include fence building, pothole repair, grass cutting, and beautification of the town's entrance points.
South Africa Day is an initiative that aims to instil a sense of pride in being South African. It will be formally marked every last Saturday of November annually.
Barend La Grange, South Africa Day's chief operations officer, said they chose Coligny as a pilot project. He added:
The project so far has inspired so many people from all over South Africa already. Some businesses outside the town offered their help and support. We would like to see that all rural towns in SA start their own projects to achieve the same goal.
Recently, Briefly.co.za covered the story of Sharpeville residents also cleaning their township on their own after waiting in vain for their local authority.
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