SA Waste Holdings

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SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Proprietary Limited Liability Company
Industry Waste disposal
Founded Johannesburg, South Africa (1990)
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Number of locations
2 branches (2008)[citation needed]
Area served
Gauteng, South Africa
Key people

Herman Ackermann (Director),[1]

Renox Molatedi (Unknown Designation)[2]
Services Waste collection and disposal
Number of employees
626 (2000)
Website http://www.sawaste.co.za/

SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a waste management company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, in Gauteng Province. It was launched in 1990, and as of 2003 boasted 626 staff members.[3] The company boasts clients in the retail, commercial, entertainment and gambling sectors.[4] SA Waste is a BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) conscious company, and has a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) subsidiary, Kofifi Thusano (Pty) Ltd.[5]

Business Listings[edit]

SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a registered recycler with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment (DACE) as of 30 September 2005,[6] and a registered transporter with the same department, as of 19 September 2007.[7]

The company and its subsidiaries are listed in a variety of online business directories and government sources such as FindSA,[8] Firstier,[9] and Business Day's list of companies.[10] On 18 March 2005, they appeared in a Government Notice, on the Schedule of designated employers that have submitted employment equity reports in terms of Section 21, of the Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998.[11]

Known customers (past, present and prospective)[edit]

SA Waste is a registered contractor with Sabai (a townhouse complex in Randburg).[12] It is unclear what services they provide to Sabai, as Pikitup is the only company in Johannesburg that is permitted to collect waste form residential buildings.

According to the April/May 2000 issue of Vodaworld Magazine,[13][14] Vodacom also counted themselves as a client. SA Waste was responsible for collecting waste from Vodacom's site on a daily basis, and transporting it to their recycling plant, where it would be sorted and sold to external recycling companies.

Pikitup[edit]

In 2006 to 2007, the company was a registered supplier to Pikitup, where they were awarded tender number PU 68/2003, providing hire of labour to the parastatal. This contract ended on February 28, 2007.[15]

SA Waste is in the process (as of March 2008) of tendering for another contract at Pikitup. This one will involve providing of a total refuse removal service (Including round-collected refuse removal, street cleaning, servicing of garden sites, and servicing informal settlements) for Johannesburg's Ivory Park area. The closing date for bids on this tender was March 7, 2008, at 11:00 SAST, and proposals are currently being considered.[2] More information on this contract can be found at on the Pikitup website.[16]

In the news[edit]

On 12 May 2005, Gauteng environment minister Khabisi Mosunkutu paid a surprise visit to their recycling plant in Marlboro, near Alexandra (North of Johannesburg). The company was accused of illegally using their recycling plant to store non-recyclable and unsortable waste.[1][17] Following the visit, the minister instructed that the site be shut down immediately and be given 14 days to remove all rubbish from the area.[18] This was not the first such warning the company had been issued with.[19] On 29 May 2005, the debacle was reported by the popular wildlife and environmental programme, 50/50.[20] After much effort from SA Waste to clean up their operations, they were granted a conditional green light to resume operations, on 30 September 2005.[21]

On 7 July 2005,[22] SA Waste participated[23] in Reach For a Dream's attempt at the Guinness World Record for a 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) long birthday cake (An event which took place at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg).[24] This attempt was successful, with the official length of the cake being 2,666 metres (8,747 ft).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Govt cracks down on illegal Alexandra waste site". Mail & Guardian Online. 24 May 2005. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b "MINUTES OF THE INFORMATION MEETING FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE TOTAL STREET CLEANING SERVICES FOR IVORY PARK" (PDF). Pikitup (Pty) Ltd. 24 January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd". Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  4. ^ "SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd – Customer Service". Archived from the original on 27 May 2009. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  5. ^ "SA Waste Holdings (Pty) Ltd – Black Economic Empowerment". Retrieved 2007-12-16. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Gauteng DACE Waste Management – Registered Recyclers". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, Gauteng Provincial Government. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Gauteng DACE Waste Management – Registered Transporters". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, Gauteng Provincial Government. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  8. ^ "co.za directory by category waste s". FindSA. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Firstier :: Online Business Directory & Internet Service Provider(ISP) – South Africa". Firstier. Retrieved 2007-12-16. [dead link]
  10. ^ "http://www.businessday.co.za/downloads/Companies.pdf" (PDF). Business Day. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-16.  External link in |title= (help)
  11. ^ Mdladlana, Membathisi Mphumzi Shepherd (18 March 2005). "Department of Labour – Public Registry Notice" (PDF). South African Department of Labour. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  12. ^ "Sabai – Our Team". Sabai. Archived from the original on 5 March 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  13. ^ "RECYCLING that e-mail you printed!". Explore South Africa. Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  14. ^ Harding, James. "RECYCLING that e-mail you printed!". Vodaworld Online. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  15. ^ "http://www.pikitup.co.za/upload/files/ContractsRegister.xls". Pikitup. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-16.  External link in |title= (help)
  16. ^ "PU185b/2008: TOTAL REFUSE REMOVAL FOR IVORY PARK AND ITS ENVIRONS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  17. ^ "SA Waste Management Company to get final warning from MEC Mosunkutu". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, Gauteng Provincial Government. 23 May 2005. Archived from the original on 23 September 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  18. ^ "Jo'burg waste recycler runs into trouble". Mail & Guardian Online. 12 May 2005. Archived from the original on 12 September 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  19. ^ "Time running out fast for Gauteng's Polluters". Business Day. 25 May 2005. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  20. ^ "Illegal Waste Site Closed Down" (in Afrikaans). 50/50 BushBuzz. 29 May 2005. Archived from the original on 26 September 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  21. ^ "SA Waste (PTY) LTD business no longer a threat to health of local communities". Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, Gauteng Provincial Government. 30 September 2005. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  22. ^ Tonight Reporter (4 July 2005). "Dream Day ideal to pig out". Tonight. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  23. ^ "Guinness World Record Attempt: 2.6 km Birthday Cake". Reach for a Dream. Retrieved 2007-12-16. [dead link]
  24. ^ "A WORLD LONGEST DREAM COMES TRUE ON 7 JULY". Reach for a Dream. Archived from the original on 4 November 2005. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 

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