It’s rubbish – expect a two day delay!
MX40 COMMITTEE & CRIME NEWS
1. CRIME UPDATE: As you know, crime rates were down over the Festive Season, but have unfortunately picked up from the 16th of January. Common Robbery in the Sandton CBD has increased with Smash & Grabs once again occurring at intersections in slow moving traffic.
Action Point: Cell phones must be kept out of sight, doors locked and windows closed in slow moving and stationery traffic!
2. SAVE THE DATE: The next Domestic Forum Meeting will take place at 10am on Wednesday 28 February at the Post Office. We highly recommend that your domestic staff attend this valuable meeting!
1. Pikitup delays in Sandton area – Pikitup experiencing service delays as a result of continued intimidation, protest action and acts of violence against its employees and service providers by former Jozi@Work employees. Following the expiry of their temporary contracts, Jozi@Work employees went on the rampage during the course of the past week, threating and assaulting service providers and Pikitup workers.
On Wednesday 7 February, Cllr Nico de Jager updated his earlier release with news that the South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested 20 former Jozi@Work contract workers who have been illegally protesting and hindering Pikitup’s service delivery through vandalism and intimidation of workers.
We chatted to Ward Cllr Vincent Earp on Wednesday afternoon, who maintains that Pikitup management has warned of a two-day backlog as a result of the demonstrations outside the entrance to the Pikitup depot on Monday and Tuesday this week. ” Today, Pikitup compactors have gone out on their rounds accompanied by JMPD vehicles and started on their Monday routes. Pikitup staff will be working though the weekend (until Sunday evening) to clear the backlog. By Monday 12th of February, we are expecting everything to go back to normal.”
Action point: Residents must keep their bins out for refuse collection.
2. BREAKING NEWS: Impounding of any vehicle that gets used for dumping of refuse or rubble – From Tuesday 6 February JMPD officers will impound any vehicle that gets used for dumping of refuse or rubble that is in contravention of the Johannesburg City By-laws . Officers will also issue fines of R1500 to anyone found dumping illegally and the owner of the vehicle will have to pay R2850 to retrieve the vehicle from the JMPD pound.
3. Parkhurst resident fined R50 000 for illegal felling of a heritage tree outside their property line – Click here for the full story.
Action point: Residents are expressly forbidden to cut, trim, prune or remove trees that do not fall inside their property line. Contact City Parks on (011) 375 5555 if trees need trimming. Click here for details of the relevant city by-laws.