Cleaning up our streets: the success of the monthly Sandton Central Clean-UP
02 July 2019
More than 135,700kgs of litter in over 20,500 bags of rubbish were cleaned from the streets by the Sandton Central Men in Red during the year from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019 as part of the Sandton Central monthly Clean-UP in support of the mayoral A Re Sebetseng drive to clean up the City of Joburg.
While the Men in Red remain committed to ensure that Sandton Central is safe, clean and well-managed, and contribute to the volunteerism campaign, City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba has encouraged to communities to join hands with the local government and work towards a clean and healthy city.
The city’s monthly volunteer clean-up day is all about communities working together to make things better. It takes place city-wide on the second-last Saturday of the month. Added to this, Sandton Central has a special day for corporate volunteerism on the second-last Friday of the month, when businesses can have the most positive impacts.
The monthly volunteer campaign is largely focused on cleaning the city, but also welcomes any kind of volunteerism that improves the city.
Elaine Jack, City Improvement District (CID) Manager of Sandton Central Management District (SCMD), says: “We couldn’t be more proud of our fantastic Men in Red who make our world a better place to live in by cleaning up our streets. We are really hoping for more businesses to get involved, too. Sandton Central is the commercial capital of South Africa and home to many businesses that take their corporate social responsibility and environmental commitment seriously. This is a great opportunity for them to put their values into action in the very community in which they work.”
The City of Johannesburg’s next A Re Sebetseng monthly Sandton Clean-UP days are on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July, and everyone - residents, businesses, charities and other organisations - can get involved.
Simply visit sandtoncentral.co.za, click on the ‘explore’ link for ‘council information’ and then scroll down to the ‘downloads’ section where you will find the A Re Sebetseng registration and commitment forms. Complete the forms and return them to Elaine Jack at Elaine.Jack@epsgroup.co.za.
Connect with Sandton Central to discover more about its volunteerism opportunities and other great community and social events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the monthly newsletter.
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