Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Environmental Resource and Waste Management Ald Makhosazana Mabaso is putting all resources in place to keep the city clean through the night shift Central Business District (CBD) clean-up programme.
The night shift cleaning programme includes street sweeping, litter picking and changing of refuse bags on the sidewalk bins. The programme kicked off in October and will run until 2022.
Over 100 people are employed on this programme and their working hours start from 15h00 to 23h00 every day to keep the CBDs and industrial areas clean.
Set as a pilot project, this programme currently concentrates on Germiston and Alberton.
"A clean environment is not only appealing to people who use the area daily. It also has the potential of attracting more business into that area which contributes to the economic growth of the City," said MMC Mabaso.
Patrick Moyo (44), who lives in Thokoza, is employed to work on the night shift CBD cleaning programme.
"It’s only been a month since we started with the cleaning work, but people have been commending the work we do. We can only hope that in the next few months everyone would have gotten used to using refuse bins to dispose of waste," Moyo said.