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Pikitup to deploy workers over weekend to clear trash piles in Joburg

Pikitup says its employees will work throughout the weekend to clear accumulated trash in parts of Johannesburg.

Heaps of garbage have covered parts of the city over the last two weeks due to a strike by casual workers.

The workers – whose contracts are due to expire soon – are demanding permanent jobs from Pikitup.

The waste collection company says 11 out of 12 depots are now fully operational.

“Pikitup’s waste collection services saw significant improvement, with the opening of more depots to serve the residents of the City of Johannesburg. The company’s waste collection efforts had been severely disrupted by an ongoing casual workers’ strike, making it difficult to service the city’s residents,” said Pikitup spokesperson Muzi Mkhwanazi.


In other news – Reason why we’re not seeing actress Brenda Ngxoli on our screens

Popular South African actress Brenda Ngxoli shot to fame when she played Vuyo in Home Affairs. But the bubbly actress is hardly seen on TV screens these days. It’s alleged she’s frustrated and feels cancelled by the industry.

Brenda Ngxoli

A source close to the actress said she’s outspoken and vocal on issues, which could be the reason for her not finding work. “Brenda is one of the underrated actors in the country. Looking at her phenomenal talent, you’d expect her to be on most shows. Read More