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Sponsorship boosts A Re Sebetseng Campaign Print E-mail
17 November 2017
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The City of Johannesburg’s volunteer clean-up campaign A Re Sebetseng received a major financial boost recently after a food outlet pledged a R400 000 sponsorship to the project. 

Although the company elected to remain anonymous, the financial boost has led to the creation of 21 temporary job opportunities and daily clean-up efforts in Johannesburg’s Central Business District for four months.

Pikitup’s Education and Awareness Manager, Smith Kelomo says a waste management co-operative has been contracted to keep certain hotspots of grime in the inner city clean. These illegal dumping hotspots include areas such as Yeoville, Braamfontein, Doornfontein, Prichard Street, Ghandi Square, Jeppe and Small Street.

The work that the 21 employees will undertake goes far beyond the requirements of A Re Sebetseng which takes place on the last Saturday of each month. The voluntary clean-up campaign is a replica of the Umuganda clean-up campaign that is undertaken in Rwanda on a monthly basis. Today, Kigali in Rwanda is considered to be the cleanest city in Africa.

The concept of A re Sebetseng was introduced in the City by Executive Mayor Cllr Herman Mashaba to rally Johannesburg residents to clean-up their neighbourhoods on a monthly basis.

 

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Last Updated on 17 November 2017