Doctor Simphiwe Buthelezi, Executive Manager: Research at the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) during the Alien Invasive Plant (parthenium) and Clean-up Programme at Jozini, Ezineshe under Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality on 21 November 2019 presented on opportunities offered by MKI to enhance rural and township economy through the Research, Innovation and Maritime (RIM) Mandate. She further encouraged the community to participate in government interventions that seek to improve service delivery. The Alien Invasive Plant Programme forms part of an awareness and educational drive which seeks to notify the District and areas around about the invasive plant (partheniuim) and its effect on plants, human and animal life.