In response to Herman Mashaba on Joburg's state of cleanliness

2019-01-20 07:00

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.

High salaries and jobs for friends: Former Pikitup MD implicated in Public Protector's report

2018-10-31 21:53

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 resumes cleanups with police escorts

2018-09-08 14:48

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.

Joburg recycling initiative up and running- Pikitup

2018-07-11 15:52

Pikitup Johannesburg is adamant that waste pickers will not be affected by the City's waste separation at source programme.

Joburg council hopes to reintegrate electricity, waste, water entities - Mashaba

2017-01-29 18:10

City Power, Joburg Water and Pikitup should soon fall under the operational control of the Johannesburg municipality, Mayor Herman Mashaba has said.

Negotiations continue between Pikitup and City of Johannesburg

2016-04-10 19:02

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.

Joburb mayor Parks Tau hopeful Pikitup strike will end

2016-04-06 19:53

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says that the city hoped to see an end to the unprotected strike of around 4 000 Pikitup workers.

Pikitup resumes shifts in some areas while strike goes on

2016-04-05 17:13

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.

3-week-long Joburg Pikitup strike: 'It looks, smells awful'

2016-03-29 17:20

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.

Pikitup temp workers attacked in Alexandra

2016-03-27 15:55

A person was arrested when a temporary Pikitup worker was stabbed while collecting rubbish in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on Saturday night, Gauteng police said.


'Limping horse' that is Pikitup loses top management officials

2018-12-20 20:15

The City of Johannesburg has confirmed the resignation of three Pikitup top management officials – a move the ANC has described as worrying.

City of Johannesburg suspends officials implicated in non-renewal of Pikitup fleet contract

2018-10-16 13:12

The City of Johannesburg has suspended senior officials who are responsible for processing the Pikitup fleet tender.

5 nabbed for allegedly dousing Pikitup manager with petrol, threatening to set him alight

2018-09-06 19:40

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the official was able to escape after being attacked.

Pikitup workers start to clear areas affected by rubbish backlog

2018-05-09 17:17

Pikitup contract workers have started to clear several areas in Johannesburg that have been affected by a rubbish collection backlog.

SAMWU and Pikitup sign agreement

2016-04-15 19:34

An agreement has been signed between the SA Municipal Workers Union and Pikitup, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration has announced.

Pikitup strike finally over

2016-04-10 12:48

The Pikitup strike is over, the CCMA, Pikitup and the City of Joburg have confirmed.

Pikitup strike a crime against humanity - Maimane

2016-04-06 13:23

The Pikitup strike is a crime against humanity, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said during a tour of Soweto.

That's rubbish, Pikitup!

2016-04-04 07:13

Ratepayers are the employers of Pikitup who can and should hold the rubbish removal firm accountable - especially in an election year, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Alex residents band together to clean streets

2016-03-28 17:22

Residents of Alexandra and other Johannesburg areas affected by the Pikitup strike are helping contractors clear mounting piles of waste from the streets.

Samwu wants charges against Pikitup boss reinstated

2016-02-08 17:54

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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