Cleansing and Solid Waste (DSW) has noted the messages circulating on social media regarding staff downing tools due to the unavailability of personal protective equipment (PPE). This information is not true; the staff who are at the forefront of the day-to-day waste collection duties have been issued with the required PPE in order to perform the waste collection duties and are not on a strike or go slow.
The Head of Department, Mr. Raymond Rampersad would like to assure residents that the safety of our employees is taken very seriously by management.
Residents are urged to take out their refuse on the collection days as per schedule, as refuse removal services will continue as per normal.
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Deputy Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.