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pikitupTimesLIVE reports that Pikitup could not collect waste in Soweto on Wednesday after residents protested outside its depot in Zondi.  

Johannesburg environment and infrastructure services MMC Nico de Jager reported:  “These protesters are demanding jobs and threatening the lives of Pikitup’s employees and assets.  The protesters are preventing Pikitup employees from discharging their responsibility of rendering waste removal service in areas serviced by the Zondi depot.”  He went on to indicate that the protesters presented a list of demands and questions on Pikitup’s learnership programme, the employment of expanded public works programme (EPWP) workers, information about tenders and Pikitup’s supply-chain processes, how vacancies were advertised, and how they could benefit from recycling services.  De Jager claimed that the city had answered the questions, but protests continued nonetheless.  The areas where Pikitup could not remove waste are listed in the report.

  • Read the full original of the report by Nico Gous on the protest at TimesLIVE

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