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​If you want to catch a glimpse of the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg in workmen clothes with sweat dripping on his brow, then make sure you are at the Manie Mulder Adventure Centre in Roodekrans, Roodepoort, tomorrow, Saturday 19 October 2019.

As it has become the norm these past two years, Mayor Mashaba will join hundreds of Joburg residents as they take part in the monthly A Re Sebetseng clean-up campaign.
He will be joined by Region C Regional Director Mlamleli Belot and residents in tackling dirt and grime along the Greater Roodekrans Ridge.

Cleaning teams will be out in force throughout the City, clearing rubble, cutting grass, sweeping streets and picking up litter. Across town in from the City of Joburg’s Region A to Region G will pick up litter, clear debris, clean neighbourhood streams, watch as the Joburg Roads Agency repaint roadmarkings and City Power change streetlight globes.

A Re Sebetseng’s mission is to improve the environmental quality of the City of Johannesburg by working together with communities and businesses to create cleaner and safer places to work, live and play.

Instead of playing golf on a lazy Saturday morning with his mates, Mayor Mashaba has made it a monthly ritual to be out and about the City getting his hands and those of his mayoral team dirty.

“Every effort counts. The City of Johannesburg belongs to all those who live in it and I cannot overstate the importance of each and every one of us playing our part in turning Johannesburg into a true city of golden opportunities,” says Mayor Mashaba.

Not to be outdone, Joburg City Parks & Zoo will cut and poison new Spanish reed growth on road bank, remove or chip cut plant debris, cut and poison small trees and poplars in the grassland and wetland, remove Pampas grass in stream channel, repair of colonial fencing, to conduct educational awareness.

If you are not sure what to do tomorrow, check out www.joburg.org.za/Campaigns and join the growing number of people who are giving the City a monthly once-over.