City's janitorial programme to be scrapped in some areas

Khayelitsha janitors in YA section will not have their contracts renewed by the City of Cape Town. Photo by Barbara Maregele.

Earlier this month, the City’s Mayco member for Utility Services, Ernest Sonnenberg, announced that the City would be phasing out the janitorial programme in several areas because of ongoing disputes with community leaders, excessive vandalism and concerns over the safety of workers.