Pikitup

 
Jo’burgers fail to manage waste
Jo’burgers fail to manage waste
South Africa has a new law, to manage the disposal of liquid refuse at landfills, but Johannesburg municipal waste management service provider Pikitup acknowledges that it is having difficulty getting its officials to...
Jo’burg grants dodgy fleet tender
Jo’burg grants dodgy fleet tender
This is the second part of a series investigating how the City of Johannesburg has been using loopholes in its procurement processes to award...
Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated
Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated
The City of Johannesburg has awarded contracts of about R3.9-billion over the past five years without going through regular tender processes....
Alex inquiry: City of Joburg refutes residents’ claims
Alex inquiry: City of Joburg refutes residents’ claims
Armed with slick presentations the City of Johannesburg has been at pains to explain to the residents of South Africa’s oldest township why their...
The Portfolio: Madoda Mkhobeni
The Portfolio: Madoda Mkhobeni
I’ve been working on a series about Johannesburg trolley pullers for a decade now. One day, it just so happened that I was coming from Fordsburg...
Your recycling isn’t being recycled
Your recycling isn’t being recycled
Sunday mornings are frantic at Pikitup depots in Johannesburg. Filled by the previous day’s chopping, mowing and decluttering, queues of bakkies...
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Globally there has never been this much concern about what plastic is doing to us. In Johannesburg this means that from next week households will...
Cosatu threatens to 'shut down' Johannesburg if Herman Mashaba privatises Pikitup
Cosatu threatens to 'shut down' Johannesburg if Herman Mashaba privatises Pikitup
Cosatu has declared that it will challenge any attempts by Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba to privatise Pikitup.
Senior Pikitup supervisor backs rubbish collector strike
Senior Pikitup supervisor backs rubbish collector strike
Ester Mteshane is tired by the time she returns to her family at night. She loves her job. And she loves the people she works with even more. The...
Samwu: Pikitup workers were singing - not striking
Samwu: Pikitup workers were singing - not striking
"There has been a misunderstanding on the side of management, who said the workers were on strike ... they held a meeting with the union and...
Strike: ANC smells a rat
Strike: ANC smells a rat
The ANC's local government election campaign is under attack from an unexpected quarter: threats of a strike by its municipal trade union ally days...
Pikitup: Backlog to be cleared over weekend
Pikitup: Backlog to be cleared over weekend
The refuse backlog accumulated during a two-week Pikitup strike would be cleared over the Easter weekend, the refuse removal service said on...

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