The City of Tshwane would like to inform its customers about the disruption of waste collection services as a result of ongoing protest action by members of the South African Civil Servants Union (SACSU), which started yesterday, 23 July 2019 in the City of Tshwane.
Waste collection services have been disrupted in various parts of the city. Though the City was informed of the planned strike, it was not expected that the protestors would stop waste collection trucks from going into their areas of operations and that they would prevent access to the waste disposal facility.
Because the marchers obstructed waste vehicles that belong to waste management companies contracted to the City, various parts of the city have been left with no collection of waste. The City's Hatherley Waste Disposal Site in Mamelodi has also been affected, with vehicles being prevented to enter into the facilities.
Furthermore, on social media the City has received information of a planned march, termed March against poor service delivery, in Centurion. The message states that "The community of Centurion at large will be marching against the municipality of Region 4, due to the lack of service delivery, nepotism, wasteful expenditure and corruption". Residents are therefore advised that this action might also affect planned waste collection in the Centurion areas.
Should the protest action continue to hamper services, the City will be left with no option but to consider taking action to ensure that services are not affected any further and to protect its employees and contractors from intimidation.
Our customers are therefore advised to ensure that waste bins that would remain uncollected by the end of the day, are taken out for collection the next day.