Pick PMB (picpmb.co.za) - Blog 001
What I would do to fix PMB is I was running the
- Pay the cleaners who clean up Boshoff Street a bonus - they do a
reasonable job and deserve one.
- Enforce the laws governing littering and dumping in a ruthless
- Enforce the laws governing the use of public places (that includes the
roads), in a ruthless manner.
- Privatize the maintenance of the public areas in the city. This would
include cleaning, grass cutting and other forms maintenance. It would also
provide a ideal black economic (BEE etc.) empowerment opportunity and
contribute to reducing unemployment. I see it work in the plantations that
surround much of the city, it can also work in the city.
If we get that right
(primarily enforcing the law), the rest will follow. Who
knows, the rest of South Africa may also notice, and then
clean up its act as well.
In the mean time, I will
maintain a PICPMB
blog and photographic record of what it is that currently bothers
me about Pietermaritzburg. When any of these things are fixed, I would
hope that I will be first to acknowledge that. And to be fair, I will
also reflect what else I notice that is a positive improvement. As I
have already said, the Boshoff Street cleaners do a reasonable
If you would like to participate,
send me your photographs and storey.