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A new managing director will be appointed to Pikitup, following the resignation of Zami Nkosi amid a strike by refuse collectors.
THE managing director of Pikitup, Zami Nkosi, has stepped down amid the strike by workers at the utility who are affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu).


Zami Nkosi has resigned as MD of PikitupZami Nkosi has resigned as MD of PikitupNkosi’s resignation comes after Pikitup employees downed tools on 7 April, demanding an investigation into allegations of corruption and nepotism in the company.

A successor for Nkosi will be announced by the end of next week after the sitting of the mayoral committee, said the City’s communication’s director, Gabu Tugwana.

“The City is still confident that normal refuse removal services will be resumed as soon as possible. Pikitup and the City would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the strike,” said Tugwana.

Contingency plans are also under way to ease the pressure on households and businesses, where garbage has not been collected. Workers went on a go-slow at the beginning of the month.

In the meantime, residents with transport can deposit their domestic refuse at one of four landfill sites:

Goudkoppies, Houthhammer Road, Devland;
Marie Louise, Dobsonville Road, Roodepoort;
Robinson Deep, Turffontein Road, Turffontein; and
Ennerdale, Old Lawley Road, Lawley.
Residents can also drop off their domestic refuse at any one of 42 garden sites located around the city.

Dumping refuse at the landfills and garden sites is free, according to Pansy Oyedele, Pikitup's communications manager. "Under no circumstances should anyone pay to deposit their rubbish at the dumping sites," she said.

For further information on the exact location of the garden sites, visit the Pikitup website. For other information on Pikitup services, phone Joburg Connect on 011 375 5555.

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