collectors received food support from Polokwane Municipality in partnership
with the Limpopo Chinese Community Police Cooperation Center on Wednesday 13
May in Polokwane.
Other beneficiaries included domestic workers who lost their jobs during the
lockdown and a differently-abled person.
The centre approached the municipality with intention to assist in the
humanitarian fight to ensure that “we take care of the needy”. Briefing the
media about the donation, Polokwane Executive Mayor Cllr Thembi Nkadimeng said
the people making a living from the landfill sites are often not considered
when beneficiaries are identified. “We have three landfill sites within Polokwane
Municipality. The people collecting waste from those sites are currently not
working because of the lockdown.
“There are 172 beneficiaries in the City area, 29 in Mankweng and 17 in
Moletjie Ga-Makgakga.” On top of that number of litter pickers, the municipality
added a list of domestic workers. “The municipality’s Special Focus office is
responsible for, amongst others, women, children and special cases. The office
identified 32 domestic workers who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The
first lady of the province, through her domestic worker group, submitted 15 of
those beneficiaries to bring the number of domestic worker to 47,” said the
Two families whose houses burnt over the past days and a differently-abled man
also benefitted from the programme. “Initially, the man should be getting a
disability grant from SASSA but that is not the case with him. He is still not
yet registered for SASSA grant and for that reason, the municipality reckoned
it was important to assist him,” she concluded.
Polokwane Municipality continues, through its social partners and stakeholders,
to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of the needy in the fight
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