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With World Clean Up Day being tomorrow, here’s where you can get your green activist groove on in South Africa!


Global (15 September 2023) — Whether big cleanups are your love language to the Earth or you’re simply getting into your green activism groove, World Cleanup Day is the perfect excuse to get your hands dirty!

This year’s World Cleanup Day is on the 16th of September (tomorrow) and will see millions of volunteers and organisations in 197 countries and territories do their part to reduce the messes our species have sadly made.

A massive display of civil society tackling big problems from the ground up, World Clean Up Day will see hundreds of events take place around the world from Argentina to Vietnam. Of course, South Africa is its own force to be reckoned with when it comes to World Cleanup Day, and even during lockdown, locals still found a way to lend a hand.

Where to Get Involved on World Cleanup Day in Mzansi:

Western Cape

  • Two Oceans Aquarium’s Trash Bash: Monwabisi Beach (from 9 am)
  • Save a Fishie: Milnerton Lagoon, opposite Lagoon Beach Hotel (from 9 am)
  • Laaiplek Harbour Clean Up: Laaiplek Harbour, De Villiers Street, Velddriff (8 am)
  • Disa Primary School Community Clean Up: OR Tambo Road, Imizamo Yethu (from 9 am)
  • Pearly Beach Angling Club Beach Clean Up: Charlie van Breda Street (from 9 am)
  • Fisantekraal Clean Up: Boy Briers Drive, Fisantekraal, Durbanville (from 10 am)


  • Bryanston Cleanup: 40 West Hertford Road, Bryanston (from 10 am)
  • Hennops Revival Cleanup: The Big Red Barn, 7 Nelson Road, Sunlawns, Olifantsfontein (from 9 am)
  • Cleanup Erasmia: Van Melle Street, Erasmia (from 8:30 am)
  • Alberton Clean Up: Ring Road Alberton (from 9 am)
  • Craigpark Clean Up: Blue Bridge, Marlborough Ave, Craighall Park(8 am)

KwaZulu Natal

  • Tidy Towns Amanzimtoti Clean Up: Umbongintwini Beach, Amazimtoti Country Club, 1 Golf Course Road, Athlone Park(from 9 am)
  • Green Corridors Blue Lagoon Beach Cleanup: 31 Stiebel Pl, Stamford Hill, Durban(from 7 am)

Sources: World Cleanup Day
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