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Rubbish will be collected as always on Human Rights Day, with Pikitup sticking to its usual daily schedule.
PIKITUP will be working as usual to ensure Joburgers enjoy a clean and a healthy Human Rights Day on Monday, 21 March.

The public holiday observes the day in 1960, when apartheid police killed 69 people who were protesting against pass laws in Sharpeville, outside Johannesburg. Today, the holiday is used to honour those who lost their lives while fighting for freedom and it reminds South Africans to be aware of their human rights.

“Joburgers can rest assured that their refuse will be collected on time and disposed of accurately,” says Pansy Oyedele, the communication manager at Pikitup. “Our garden sites will also be operational on all public holidays that will be commemorated in April.”

There are several public holidays in the month: Good Friday on 22 April; Family Day on 25 April (previously called Easter Monday); school holiday on 26 April; and Freedom Day on 27 April. Workers Day on 1 May falls on a Sunday this year, meaning Monday, 2 May is also a public holiday.

For more information about Pikitup’s refuse collection on these days, contact Joburg Connect on 011 375 5555 or

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