Mayor Dan Plato rolled up his sleeves again today (16 August) to clean up another community. He got his hands dirty in Vygieskraal, Athlone.
The #KeepCapeTownClean campaign encourages communities to keep their neighbourhoods clean, in addition to the work done by the City’s Solid Waste teams.
Plato says the campaign has had a meaningful impact and has inspired organisations and communities to host their own clean-ups.
“I am pleased that the importance of this message continues to spread and will lead to a fundamental and sustained change in the way residents dispose of their refuse. I hope that the communities where the clean-up operations have taken place will understand the value and take pride in keeping their neighbourhoods neat and tidy.”
In the January adjustment budget, the City allocated an additional R115 million to help tackle grime.
Plato has also appealed to communities to report illegal dumping, by calling 0860 103 089.
Executive Mayor Dan Plato took the Clean-Up Campaign to Vygieskraal, Athlone today, with the aim of encouraging communities to keep their neighbourhoods clean. We call on our residents to come out and support the campaign. #KeepCapeTownClean! pic.twitter.com/7SzbYaDgs0
— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) August 16, 2019