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​24/11/2017: 26 additional stakeholders pledge support ahead of third city-wide A Re Sebetseng clean-up​

On 23 November, we signed Memorandums of Understanding and Pledges of Support with 26 Joburg businesses and organizations who wish to make our city clean.
Thank you to the following companies for coming on-board: Coca Cola; Total; Joburg CID Forum; The Miss Earth SA Foundation; Kobus Otto & Associates; Delta Bec; Tedcor; Enviroserv; Mojanation; Mpact; Interwaste; Remade; Metal & Papers; Plastics SA; Petco; Polyco; Traffic Net; Phambili Services; Averda SA; Carrus; Avis; TFM Industries; Adcock Ingam; Waohost; The Waste Group; and Boitumelong.

Some of the pledges received are as follows:

  • Interwaste will actively participate through the cleaning of local communities in which they operate; and engage and encourage their clients to participate alongside themselves as well as donate 10 squeezza’s to A Re Sebetseng. 
  • Adcock Ingram Critical Care will support through Adopt-a-Park; the Ash Project, the School Shoe Project; and cleaning of school grounds.
  • Mojanation pledges to make The Wilds the cleanest green space in Joburg. 
  • Coca-Cola South Africa GP Region will provide a mobile theatre for A Re Sebetseng clean-ups. 
  • AverdaSA will provide educational programmes for businesses in Joburg with the focus on hazardous waste to counter illegal dumping; and provide specialised equipment to assess and maintain water infrastructure up to 100 hours.
  • Tedcor pledges to raise awareness through an awareness vehicles with stage sound for A Re Sebetseng to schools. They also pledge R5000 for a young entrepreneur and will set up a buy back centre in Zandspruit with equipment and a generator as well as providing gloves for A Re Sebetseng.
  • The Waste Group Projects will provide on-going training to cooperatives and will support the programme with 5 000 T Shirts
  • Avis pledged to set up palisade fencing to an amount of R255 500 around the area of the Thari-Imbeleko Creche in Dobsonville
  • TFM pledged to finalise the design of the Litter Picking Trolley and will hereafter supply R100 000 worth of trolleys to Pikitup for distribution. Also pledging to brand one of the Pikitup waste compactors with an A Re Sebetseng message through their subsidiary Signs4U. 
  • Enviroserv pledged to clean around the Juksei River area next to the Marlboro Gautrain Train Station with 2 permanent staff members
  • Petco donated 50 trolleys to waste pickers and will them with training and equipment. 
  • Metal and Papers is currently employing 25 youth to do recycling and clean ups on A Re Sebetseng.

The A Re Sebetseng city-wide clean-up campaign strives to encourage all of Johannesburg’s residents to take care of the environment; and seeks to promote a culture of reducing, re-using, and recycling our waste to ensure that Johannesburg becomes one of the cleanest cities in Africa.

Tomorrow we host our third city-wide clean-up, and I will be conducting various clean-ups in Region C:

09:00 Builder’s Warehouse Centre, Malibongwe Drive & Kapitaal Street, Northriding - Ward 134
10:10 Leratong Village, Soweto – Ward 127
11:00 Church of the New Covenant, Bram Fischerville, Soweto – Ward 49
11:45 Florida Lake, Roodepoort – Ward 70.

Together, the City and businesses can create a city we can be proud of; together we can work towards the best case scenario – a clean, beautiful, world-class city; and together, we can find innovative, mutually beneficial ways of ensuring we live, work, and play in a clean Johannesburg.

Cllr Herman Mashaba 
Executive Mayor City of Johannesburg 

For further information, please contact: 
Luyanda Mfeka 
Acting Director of Communications 
Office of the Executive Mayor City of Johannesburg 
Tel: 011 407 6727 
Cellular: 076 171 5978