Adopt the River Project was initiated following the concerns of litter settling from the Bus and Taxi Rank into the Ncandu River. The project was launched by DEA last week 14 August 2013. The project has created an opportunity for 49 individuals who will be trained to cleaning the river by removing all the waste that converges on the river bank and into the river. All recyclable waste will be diverted from the waste stream and the other will be landfilled. The project cost to all beneficiaries is in the amount of R442 000. On-going Environmental Awareness with our co-operatives such MTN and Pick n Pay are keen on partnering with the Municipality to address the issues regarding our social behaviour and responsibility to a sustainable environment. We have also had enormous support from Umgeni Water and DEA on this project.