Hillbrow traders take to the streets to keep them clean!
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Street traders have joined Clean City South Africa – a non-profit that is restoring the inner city of Johannesburg back to its former glory.


Johannesburg, South Africa (08 November 2020) – Clean City South Africa launched a second site location of its Adopt A Street programme in Hillbrow on Saturday, 7 November 2020 at 9 am.

The Adopt A Street programme is an effort to restore the inner city of Johannesburg back to its former glory. Clean City South Africa is a non-profit company that coordinates efforts to remove litter from the streets and open spaces where residents live, work and play.

Dalu Cele, CEO of Clean City South Africa, said “We are thrilled to launch the second site of the Adopt A Street programme in Hillbrow. It follows a great success we have made since the launch of our pilot project in early September at Pullinger Kop Park right here in Hillbrow. What is of great significance in this second location is that the street traders have adopted the streets from which they trade on a daily basis to remove litter every Saturday morning.”

The Adopt A Street programme entails a minimum of 25 volunteers that register with Clean City South Africa to adopt a street from which they live, work or play. The volunteers conduct weekly cleaning up every Saturday morning from 9 am to 11 am.

Each volunteer earns 10 points after participating at each Saturday cleaning up event. After every 120 points earned by a volunteer, following their participation in 12 cleaning up events, the volunteer can redeem their points for either a R300 Shoprite Checkers food voucher, R300 data voucher or R300 airtime voucher from a service provider of their choice.

“We are supported by Shoprite and BAPS Charities in this second location that we have launched today. We are also happy that we have introduced the separate at source collection litter programme. The separate at source is supported by EnviroServ, a waste management company that will facilitate recycling for the recyclables that we collect at both our locations starting today. Volunteers are issued with different colour refuse bags to collect glass, plastic and paper separately,” said Dalu Cele.

The second location cleaning up covers the Shoprite block of streets that includes parts of Pretoria, Banket and Van der Merwe Streets, as well as Catherine Avenue in Hillbrow. The Clean City South Africa volunteers have collected 321 refuse bags from the nine (9) Saturday morning cleaning up events at its first location since the launch of the Adopt A Street programme on the 5th of September 2020.

Clean City South Africa believes that the addition of its second location in Hillbrow will contribute towards the quest of cleaning up Johannesburg, one street at a time, and return the inner city to its former glory.

Sources: Clean City South Africa
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