The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Cllr Herman Mashaba, together with The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO), the Security Agency of South Africa (SASA), Eyakho Environmental Forum, the Greater Johannesburg Environmental Forum, Okuhle Waste Management and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), pledged their support to A Re Sebetseng – the City’s monthly volunteer clean-up campaign.
The A Re Sebetseng campaign strives to encourage residents to take care of the environment and promote a culture of reducing, re-using, and recycling waste to ensure that Johannesburg becomes one of the cleanest cities in Africa.
McDonald’s and Rosebank College also respectively signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Pikitup , McDonald’s pledged to support the campaign for the next four months, with the possibility of further renewal. Rosebank College has pledged to clean the Braamfontein area for the next year, between October 2017 and October 2018.
These MoU’s and Pledges are Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) that the City would like to see extended across the city, with businesses, schools, and civic groups joining the call to clean up Johannesburg.
“I am proud that today we have taken another positive step towards turning Johannesburg into a clean City” Mashaba said
“The support we have received today reinforces our commitment to continue with this initiative” added Mashaba
“I challenge the residents, civic groups, schools and businesses to join me as we turn Johannesburg into the clean and prosperous City it can be.
“Clean cities result in healthy communities. Clean cities invite investment. Clean cities are safer cities.” Concluded Mashaba On the 28th of October, the mayor will lead the second monthly cleaning campaign.