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​A Re Sebetseng: City takes another positive step towards achieving a clean Joburg

Today, 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.
McDonald’s and Rosebank College also respectively signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Pikitup:

• McDonald’s has pledged to support the campaign for the next four months, with the possibility for further renewal. 
• Rosebank College has pledged to clean the Braamfontein area for the next year, between October 2017 and October 2018.

I am proud that today we have taken another positive step towards turning Johannesburg into a clean City.

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.

This coming Saturday, on the 28th of October, we will undertake our second monthly cleaning campaign, and the support we have received today reinforces our commitment to continue with this initiative.

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.

Clean cities result in healthy communities. Clean cities invite investment. Clean cities are safer cities.

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.

Cllr Herman Mashaba
Executive Mayor
City of Johannesburg

For further information contact:

Luyanda Mfeka 
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Executive Mayor
Tel: 011 407 6727
076 171 5978