Pikitup commits to collecting waste this weekend

JOHANNESBURG – The stench in Johannesburg may soon clear up.

Pikitup says he is ready to get back to it.

He says waste collection has improved significantly amid a protest by contract workers in Johannesburg.

Most of the metro depots have been opened after serious disruptions.

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But the Selby depot was hit yesterday after workers forcibly blocked a compactor truck.

Workers are protesting to demand their absorption into the permanent workforce.

The company says it will work through the weekend to eliminate delays in waste collection.