Johannesburg’s waste management service provider has taken a massive hit in its top management with the resignation of its MD, COO and board chair over the last few weeks. The entity, tasked to keep SA’s powerhouse clean, has experienced a turbulent year. Disruptions in service delivery started in August when protesters demanded to be appointed as part of 1, 400 workers who would be insourced from service providers. The protests escalated in September, with the violence prompting metro police to escort Pikitup workers during their rounds. Service delivery was also disrupted in October after the city bungled the renewal of a fleet contract. The city is the sole stakeholder in Pikitup. Environment and infrastructure services mayoral committee member Nico de Jager confirmed on Thursday that MD Lungile Dhlamini, COO Christa Venter and board chair Bheki Shongwe had resigned. De Jager said Dhlamini was heading to the private sector, Venter planned on accepting a post at a municipality in ...

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