With the aim of cleaning Pienaarsdorp street-by-street, a group of volunteers set out on Saturday, 26 November to launch the first phase of the Pienaarsdorp clean-up project. The initiative was born in the hearts of Pienaarsdorp residents who set up a Community Support Network committee in February this year. Their aim is to get residents and businesses involved in the restoration of a once peaceful, crime free and clean suburb. Around 20 volunteers showed up on Saturday morning and several businesses got involved by donating bags, flyers, cold drinks as well as the use of a truck and Kudu grass cutter.
Frans Roos from Property Services joined the group on Saturday and told Klerksdorp News that he would like to call on and challenge other businesses to join the initiative.
Klerksdorp police sector head for Pienaarsdorp, Constable Mathe also did his share during Saturday’s cleanup. “This is a very good initiative and we are working together with the community to get Pienaarsdorp back to where it was. It is wonderful to see a community that is involved and engaged. We hope to see more of these kind of initiatives in other areas of Klerksdorp..”
The project will pick up again in January when the committee will organize clean-up projects every month. “We are encouraging businesses in the area to adopt the street where they are situated and take responsibility for keeping it clean,” says Maryke van Rensburg, a ward committee member and organiser of the event.
Companies who got involved are: Matlosana Online Hub, SH’ZEN, Legends Pub &Grill, Quality Financial Services, All Your Appliances, Klerksdorp Museum, Rock Building Supplies and Klerksdorp News.