DSW Education and Waste Minimisation department

On Thursday 8th September we had a special visit from the staff of DSW Education and Waste Minimisation department, headed up by the Education Officer, Noxolo Mcobongwana.

Nokwethemba Khumalo read a delightful story about 2 caterpillars Molly and Billy. The purpose of the visit was to encourage a culture of reading in the children as we celebrated International Literacy Day together.


The month of September is called SA clean-up month according to the environmental calendar and in this month DSW encourage communities to clean-up their areas. DSW also conducts intensive education on correct waste management practices with the aim of instilling a sense of responsibility and ownership of the environment. They also celebrate Arbour week and encourage people to plant and take care of trees. Makabongwe received a beautiful tree which will be planted in a prime position in our playgrounds. The children really liked the DWS mascot, Nono who taught them to always put litter IN the bin and close the LID.


The main aim of the visit was to instil a sense of ownership of the environment through storytelling and highlighting the importance of trees in our lives.


We at Makabongwe are very proud of our school, our classrooms, our playground and especially our environment. Our learners are taught not to litter, to take care of the plants in our gardens and to recycle anti waste. We have made some very beautiful crafts out of re-cycled materials.


We would love to show you and share our love for the environment so do come and visit us anytime Monday to Fridays on the DSW site in Alice Street – entrance opposite Central Fire Station.


Thank you DSW for caring and sharing and teaching us how to make a difference in our environment so future generations can enjoy what we enjoy today.


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