Miss Earth Joburg Mayor Clean Up 1

Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba has launched a new cleaning programme to turn the city centre into one of the cleanest cities in Africa.


Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba is known for his work at cleaning up around Johannesburg, even cleaning up the streets by removing gangs, brothels and other criminal activity. In February of 2017 he was spotted raiding the notorious Rosettenvile area with the JMPD and SAPS.

His latest project, the AreSebetsebeng initiative, was launched recently and aims to work with volunteers and stakeholders on a monthly basis to clean up inner-city Johannesburg.

“There’s no way that you can drive economic growth in a filthy city, we must get the basics right,” 

“The campaign seeks to unite Joburg residents to work together with government and skilled stakeholders in ensuring that the City of Johannesburg becomes clean,”

“The largest component of this campaign will focus on cleaning the City, to position it as a job-creating investment and a City which its residents can be proud to call home.”

By getting community members and other volunteers involved, they hope to inspire people to become more conscious of their waste and to keep the environment around them clean. Promoting a culture of reducing, reusing and recycling waste might even lead to Johannesburg becoming the cleanest city in Africa.

The clean up dates for 2017 are as follows:

  • 30 September 2017
  • 28 October 2017
  • 25 November 2017
  • 30 December 2017

Sources: The New Age
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  1. I would like to clean the streets surrounding Sylvia pass and the ridge how would I post info for the first clean up date spring date 1 September 2017

  2. What about the jozi@work employees who were promised to be absorbed by city.My neighbourhood is now clean because of those people …….mashaba u said we must vote for change so we dd can u do what u promised to them.

  3. Good work our mayor is doing thank you Sir keep it up…. Now it shows that our city is in good hands…. I would like to volunteer n my ppl in my ward how do i go about it?

  4. Great news would like to take part and volunteer.Where to register I am in South of Joburg,Naturena

  5. Good day
    Our school would like to participate in a clean up. Please advise when you are having another one.
    Thank you

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