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A City of Johannesburg Media Advisory


Thursday, 5 June 2020


Release:  Immediate


The time for nature is now, let us save our biodiversity.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) the entity responsible for designated open spaces, public parks, street trees, nature reserves and the Johannesburg Zoo, is calling on all citizens of Joburg to do their part as the world marks World Environment Day (WED) on Friday, 5 June 2020.

The MMC for Community Development in the City of Joburg, Cllr Margaret Arnolds together with Cllr Mpho Moerane, MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services in the City of Joburg, will lead a symbolic tree planting ceremony in Riverlea on Jukskei Drive and Gamka Street in Region B, from 11h00 – 12h00.  Approximately 20 trees will be planted during the month of June with continued clean-ups, litter picking and the removal of unsightly illegal dumping in the city and clearing of litter in the nature reserves in Cosmo City.


This year’s theme” Biodiversity, time for nature“, is a desperate call on nations to act now to save our already dwindling biodiversity.  WED aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action in preventing the growing strain on the environment and its ecosystems.  All species play a critical role in keeping a natural balance and for all to live in harmony with one another.

World Environment Day gives us all an opportunity to create awareness and commit ourselves to consciously care for the environment in our daily lives.

The City of Joburg adheres to the strict Covid 19 regulations, health and safety measures of its employees and communities, while providing the residents of Joburg with timeous service delivery.




Issued on behalf of

Councillor Margaret Arnolds, Member of the Mayoral Committee for

Community Development

City of Johannesburg



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Noeleen Mattera

Stakeholder, PR & Media Relations

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

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