There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Residents expect waste management service levels to be met and clean up campaigns that are mere public engagements cannot be a substitute for proper waste management, write Trish Hanekom and Washington Nyabeze.
Former Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair has featured prominently in the Public Protector's report on the waste management service provider, with legal action against her being one of the recommendations.
Pikitup has resumed refuse collection around Johannesburg and Soweto with armed escorts protecting employees who had their lives threatened this week amid a row over hiring practices, the company said on Saturday.
Pikitup Johannesburg is adamant that waste pickers will not be affected by the City's waste separation at source programme.
City Power, Joburg Water and Pikitup should soon fall under the operational control of the Johannesburg municipality, Mayor Herman Mashaba has said.
Pikitup workers are due to resume their duties even as negotiations are set to continue between the City of Johannesburg and the company, following a mutual agreement to bring an end to the strike.
Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says that the city hoped to see an end to the unprotected strike of around 4 000 Pikitup workers.
With the strike of their workers still ongoing, waste management company Pikitup announced on Tuesday that it will resume day shifts in some areas to deal with backlogs.
While about 4 000 striking workers, mostly from Samwu, are facing a disciplinary hearing following an unprotected strike, many residents are fuming and taking their trash to refuse areas themselves.
A person was arrested when a temporary Pikitup worker was stabbed while collecting rubbish in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on Saturday night, Gauteng police said.
The City of Johannesburg has confirmed the resignation of three Pikitup top management officials – a move the ANC has described as worrying.
The City of Johannesburg has suspended senior officials who are responsible for processing the Pikitup fleet tender.
City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the official was able to escape after being attacked.
Pikitup contract workers have started to clear several areas in Johannesburg that have been affected by a rubbish collection backlog.
An agreement has been signed between the SA Municipal Workers Union and Pikitup, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration has announced.
The Pikitup strike is over, the CCMA, Pikitup and the City of Joburg have confirmed.
The Pikitup strike is a crime against humanity, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said during a tour of Soweto.
Ratepayers are the employers of Pikitup who can and should hold the rubbish removal firm accountable - especially in an election year, says Mandi Smallhorne.
Residents of Alexandra and other Johannesburg areas affected by the Pikitup strike are helping contractors clear mounting piles of waste from the streets.
The SA Municipal Workers’ Union says that it was in the process of ensuring that the criminal charges against Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair are reinstated.
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