Photo Credit: Rudi Gremels / Screengrab

Project Noordhoeked employs four men from the surrounding communities to help keep the environment clean; at a recent fundraiser, these men were honoured for everything they do for the community.


Noordhoek, South Africa (25 October 2022) – A team of four guys, hired to take care of the Noordhoek community’s natural spaces, were honoured for the work they do and thanks to fundraising efforts by Project Noordhoeked, will have employment for a long time to come.

Edgar Phiri, William Chirwa, David Mohale and Jacob Mohale work tirelessly to protect the wetlands, the beaches and whatever space is common place for litter.

Project Noordhoeked is a non-profit community project, founded by Karoline Hanks. The project creates jobs for a few people in the community while working to protect the environment. This small team keeps Noordhoek tidy, cleaning the streets and beaches of litter, clearing the local wetland of snares, clearing the environment of invasives and working on any projects that benefit the community as a whole.

The team manages Kakapo the wire whale, which facilitates regular and ongoing beach cleanups by the beach-going public. Project Noordhoeked hopes to create awareness about the effects of single-use plastic and lower its own personal waste footprint.

A fundraiser night was hosted in mid-October to help boost the funds used to employ the team. They auctioned off a beautiful surfboard made from plastic and other pollutants from the Noordhoek area, and many other items.

The video below was aired at Project Noordhoeked fundraising evening. They were able to raise over R150,000 to keep on funding the work being done by the four men. The film was shot by Rudi Gremels.

Sources: Project Noordhoeked – Supplied
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