Choose a spot or join a collective effort

2014-07-16 00:00

FOLLOWING yesterday’s story on the filthy vacant lot in Boom Street, Hi-Mantle Property Developers have stepped up and offered to clean up the site for their Mandela Day project.

Any­one who can offer guidance on how to tackle this project, please e-mail:

The Witness will link them up with Rosemary Wright, who brought our attention to the plot.

• Mediclinic staff will be cleaning up the banks of the Duzi River by picking up the litter in the area as part of a team-building exercise, their contribution to the Cleaning Up The Capital project, ISO awareness and saving the planet.

The staff will clean the river banks from the Duzi River bridge in Chief Albert Luthuli Road to the Boshoff Street bridge from 12 pm to 3 pm on Mandela Day. They invite their neighbours and other interested people to join their endeavour.

Access to the river banks will be via the lapa gate on the Mediclinic property. Meet Nelly Dlamini or Sister Sagree Govender in the waiting area lounge near the lifts/orthopaedic ward, or at the gates. Wear comfortable shoes. Plastic bags and gloves will be provided.

• Dave Varrie writes that Buntine Place is like a dumping ground — “people just dump all their rubbish on the verge, and in the cul de sac”. He is inviting neighbours to join in the clean-up.

• The spiritual head and devotees of Guru Rambaranji’s Vedanta Ashram of Mountain Rise will be spending 67 minutes on Mandela Day cleaning up Royston Road, starting at 11 am. They invite neighbours and the community to join them in making a difference. Contact 083 321 4789 for details.

• Don’t forget: “before” and “after” photgraphs as well as information on your clean-up adventures can be e-mailed to: or


A generous offer

TONY Melton wrote in saying that he has a new business, “Y Not Skip Hire”, based in Boughton, and he wants to assist where he can.

“I have a vehicle and trailer, which pulls a skip which can be loaded with 2,5 tons. I can offer a few of these skips, which can be dropped in various locations for the collection of the rubbish. If you would like our assistance, contact either my wife Rita on 079 184 6834 or myself Tony on 076 381 7895, and we can arrange where the skips are to be dropped off, or e-mail:

Tony warned that he has a limited number of skips offered on a first come, first served basis.

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