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City looks forward to third A Re Sebetseng city-wide clean-up

​We look forward to come together again with residents of this city on Saturday, 25 November 2017, for the third round of cleaning our environment.

During the second city-wide A Re Sebetseng cleaning campaign held on 28 October, more than 1250 clean-ups were held all around Johannesburg. I would like to extend a big thank-you to each and every one of the participants. They are showing that the slogan of our campaign - Together, let’s make Johannesburg work – is turning into a reality.

During our IDP-feedback sessions, many residents requested additional information about the campaign, and they are holding their Councillors to account for those whom are not yet participating.

Next Saturday, Pikitup will again provide residents with the necessary gloves and refuse bags. They will also be responsible for removing waste and recyclables afterward every clean-up.

Residents are encouraged to:
• Separate their waste before and during the event; and
• Take any recyclables to Pikitup garden sites or drop of centres; 
• Besidents bring their own spades, forks, brooms, wheel barrows and clippers.

A Re Sebetseng is a Mayoral legacy programme and Pikitup acts as the implementing agent for the ward-based campaign. 

Furthermore, A Re Sebetseng participants are not only asked to volunteer their time to clean, but also to beautify their surroundings by painting park benches, planting trees and flowers and removing illegal posters and graffiti. Participants can also educate their neighbours and friends on the importance of a clean city. 

Over the course of the next few months, the campaign will start to shift its focus to schools, and will rely on education programmes ran by strategic partners such as the Miss Earth Leadership Programme and Community Hours.

Residents can get information on how they can get involved with this growing campaign by:
• Visiting our website: 
• Contacting us: 087 357 1126 
• Emailing us:
Media enquiries: 
Cllr Nico de Jager 
MMC: Environment and Infrastructure Services Department 
083 899 2127