Pikitup

Jo’burgers fail to manage waste

New laws came into effect in August, but neither households nor Pikitup are compliant

Alex inquiry: City of Joburg refutes residents’ claims

The inquiry's mandate is to investigate whether there are violations of the rights contained in the Bill of Rights as related to people in Alexandra

Your recycling isn’t being recycled

Despite national plans to reuse waste and reduce SA’s carbon emissions, too much rubbish is still going into landfills and money is being lost

Jo’burg’s waste war heats up

Informal waste reclaimers say that separation at source deprives them of their hard-won livelihood

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

Ester Mteshane says the fact workers are willing to lose pay and risk dismissal in an unprotected strike underlines the seriousness of their issues.

Samwu: Pikitup workers were singing – not striking

Workers at waste management company Pikitup were not on strike but holding a meeting and singing outside the company's head office, says their union.

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 Thursday.

ANC appeals to Samwu to reconsider strike plans

The ANC on Thursday appealed to Samwu to reconsider plans for a second strike in May, which will have negative effects on the forthcoming elections.

Cosatu threatens another strike by refuse workers

There is a possibility of second strike by Samwu if negotiations on wage disparities are not successful, Cosatu said on Thursday.

Pikitup and Jo’burg strike deal after 17-hour meeting

The two-week long strike by Pikitup refuse collectors in Johannesburg has ended, the City of Johannesburg said on Thursday.

Odious whiff surrounds contracts

Union insists there is something rotten about Pikitup's tender adjudication processes.

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TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences