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tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that the impact of the strike by City of Tshwane workers affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) is far from over.

Tshwane and Samwu are still wrestling over salary increases behind closed doors with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, while the community continues to live in a dirty city. A resident, Hannie van Zyl, said the smell at the Daan de Wet refuse site was overwhelming. “If anyone says the city is doing something, I don’t see it. There is no attempt by the city to clean here,” she complained. Another resident, Bernie Cloete, said the garden refuse site was overflowing: “It attracts flies. The rubbish is everywhere.” Cloete added that there seemed to be no urgency to fix the illegal dumping or the overflow of refuse sites. Tshwane city manager Johann Mettler commented: “We have a city that doesn’t look good. It’s my job to make sure the new team gets on the bus rapidly so we can do what is most obvious – clean the city.” Tshwane mayor Cilliers Brink indicated that the priority remained to get the city out of financial trouble.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Marizka Coetzer at The Citizen

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