ANC in row over refuse initiative

2013-10-23 00:00

JOB creation in Durban’s townships through the outsourcing of refuse removal has now been hampered with claims that the initiative benefited a few businessmen rather than scores of poor people.

About 374 community-based contractors are awarded tenders, they in turn employ over 1 500 people. In terms of the tender, each contractor is paid R25 000 monthly, and each contractor must employ at least four workers from the community.

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