Pikitup recently operated with limited capacity throughout Johannesburg due to its inability to manage the transition of its ad hoc fleet contracts in Pikitup.
However, MMC of Environment and Infrastructure Services, Nico de Jager, said a plan has been put in place that will mitigate the level of disruption to residents and that normal functionality continued late this week.
“The ad hoc fleet contract serves to provide additional vehicles to the City to compensate for the attrition of Pikitup’s aged fleet,” De Jager said.
“Historically, the City has struggled with the timely management of contracts so as to ensure a smooth transition between the end of one contract and the commencement of another.
This situation has been exacerbated by the advanced age and volatility of our existing fleet.”
De Jager said an investigation is now underway.
“I have requested a full investigation to be instituted to determine the culpability of those responsible.”