Onwettige stortingsterreine – RATS/ROTTE – Illegal waste areas

Johannesburg het reeds miljoene spandeer om van rotte ontslae te raak – raak eerstens ontslae van rommelstrooiers en mense wat ons strate met rommel tydens protesaksies bevuil.  Hou op om dit toe te laat, want dis waar dit begin.  Hou op om rommelstrooiers in ons strate los te laat , vullis te strooi en te verbrand, want dit veroorsaak plae en peste.   Dis ook onwettig om al hierdie vullis te brand en ons lug te besoedel.   Polisie moet optree teen hierdie terroriste wat alles brand en rondstrooi.    Look at the videos and the littering of waste / materials, plastics, rubbish, where the rats came from.  You yourself is responsible for the breeding of rats in your own area.   Declare war against the littering and creation of this rats.   Millions have been spend to stop it in Johannesburg, but start in your own home and area.

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Onwettige storting bly onwettig en is ‘n misdaad.    Dit moet van topstruktuur en deur alle owerhede reggestel word.  Dit bly deel van enige munisipale bywette en selfs nasionale wetgewing.  Help nie as daar regulasies en wette is wat nie nagekom word nie of dan pleit op ongrondwetlikheid.    Daar is alreeds aan kinders en ou mense geknaag deur rotte nie ver daarvandaan.

Om rommelstrooiing verder uit te brei en nog meer geleenthede te skep vir die uitbroei van rotte in die omgewing wat weer die huise kan oorneem soos elders in Johannesburg wat nie die plaag gestop kry nie skep juis meer probleme vir almal van ons.   Die wat wetlik dink moet ‘n slag ook dink aan die nagevolge van dade.   Hierdie persoon wat meen dat die rommelgooiers se verwydering ongrondwetlik is, moet gerus sy eie bywette van die Stadsraad gaan bestudeer en dan ook die buur metro se gebiede gaan besoek waar rotplae uitgebreek het..

Die hele omgewing se inwoners en belastingbetalers, he regte en as belastingbetalers wat mag eis dat hierdie tipe gemors, wat verseker gaan lei tot plae soos rotte en slange die hele gebied gaan oorneem.    Plae ontstaan juis as gevolg van rommel.

Hoe sal dit nou lyk as elkeen in die woongebied oral hul vullisblikke se inhoud oral gaan rondgooi en netso los?

Die aktivis moet hierdie rommelstrooiers opvoed, want dis hulle wat die gemors veroorsaak, so hulle moet dit self skoonmaak en nie die stadsraad nie.   Die stadsraad het nie meer ‘n keuse gehad nie, want hierdie is nie ‘n vullisterrein nie. Belastingbetalers betaal die Stadsraad vir ‘n Vullisverwyderingsdiens nie vir die gemors in die veld waar rotte gaan uitbroei of waarskynlik reeds uitgebroei het  nie.

Illegal dumping remains illegal and is a crime. It must be rectified by top structure and by all authorities in South Africa.    It remains part of any municipal by-laws and even national legislation.   Does not help if there are regulations and laws that are not complied with or then advocate certain peoples behaviours that they have rights.   Most of the photos show that the City Council is busy with cleaning the area.

Rats came from waste sites and illegal dumping.  Children and old people have already been gnawed by rats not far from there. Johannesburg has already spent millions to get rid of rats.    First of all, get rid of litter and people littering our streets with rubbish. Stop allowing it, because that’s where it starts. Stop releasing litter in our streets, burning it because it causes pests and create health problems.

This person, who thinks that illegal dumping is unconstitutional, should study his own by-laws of the City Council and then visit the neighboring areas where riot pests have erupted.  Watch the video’s.


City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality


1. Principles
(1) Any person exercising a power in accordance with this by-law must at all times strive to promote the waste management hierarchy approach as outlined in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act 59 of 2008) and the National Waste Management Strategy, which promote waste avoidance and minimisation, waste reuse, salvaging, recycling and recovery, waste treatment and disposal.


3. Responsibilities
(1) The Municipality shall provide or ensure a service for the collection and removal of
business waste and domestic waste from a premises at the applicable tariff.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this by-law, the occupier of premises must keep the
premises free of any waste and, subject to the provisions of section 7 (1)(a).



21. Conduct at waste disposal sites
(1) Right of admission to a disposal site controlled by the Municipality is reserved,




22. Littering
(1) A person may not –

(a) throw, drop, deposit, spill or in any other way dispose of any waste or waste
material in or on any public place or premises, except into a container
provided for that purpose or at a disposal site controlled by the Municipality;

(b) allow any other person under his or her control to commit any of the acts
contemplated in paragraph (a) above, and, for the purpose of this subsection,
employers or principals are liable for the acts of their employees or agents,
provided that where vicarious liability is incurred such employer or principal
may be prosecuted as if he or she personally committed the transgression.

(2) A person transporting material must take sufficient precaution and measures to
ensure that the material being transported is not discarded or spilled from the vehicle by providing adequate coverage, not over-filling the loading area and/or that the loading area is equipped with a suitable load cage, and other tools, equipment or
facilities as may be necessary under the circumstances.

24. Unauthorised disposal and abandoning of waste

(1) A person may not dispose of any waste or waste material at any place or on any
premises other than as mentioned for in terms of this By-law.

(2) A person found to be contravening subsection (1) above shall be guilty of an offence in terms of this by-law.

(3) Subject to the provisions of any other law, the Municipality has the right to remove and dispose of any abandoned waste or waste material in any way it deems

(4) The Municipality is not liable for any damages, costs or claims that may arise out of or in any way emanates from any action taken in terms of this section or any other empowering provision in terms of this By-law.

(5) Should a person be found guilty of contravening the provisions of this section, he or she shall, notwithstanding any penalty imposed on him or her by the court, remove and dispose of the abandoned waste or waste material as directed by the Municipality or, alternatively, the Municipality may without delay remove and dispose of the waste or waste material itself at the expense of that person including any administrative expense incurred by the municipality associated with helping or incentivising members of the public to assist in the prosecution.

Click to access Waste%20Mangement%20By-law%20Amendment_08%20July%202016_final%20(003).pdf



A local activist has called on so-called “waste pickers” booted off a veld in Erasmuskloof in the east of Pretoria to take legal action against the municipality and any other parties involved.

“Registering a complaint with the Lawyers for Human Rights would help protect such groups from victimisation,” said local activist Stefan van der Westhuizen. 

Van der Westhuizen described the waste pickers’ removal as “unconstitutional”.

This as waste pickers and their families, who lived and operated on the piece of land on the corners of Solomon Mahlangu and Delmas roads, was removed last Monday.

“They were only trying to make a living,” said van der Westhuizen.

“Waste pickers come to suburban areas for socioeconomic reasons,” he said.

“It is where their ‘products’ are.”

He said the metro should build collecting and sorting stations in each suburb with nearby hostels to house waste pickers.

The metro, however, said the removal of the waste pickers was a clean-up operation – and not an eviction.

Instead, they said, they rather cleaned up the area jointly with the owners.

According to the environment and agriculture MMC Dana Wannenburg, the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (PIE) prescribed that the landowner apply for an eviction order from the relevant court.

“Whether this was obtained is unknown,” he said.


He said the metro’s environmental management inspectors responded to complaints from the public about possible contraventions of the National Environmental Management Act and the National Environment Management: Waste Act at the property.

“They served a warning letter on the occupants on the premises conducting the alleged illegal waste activity, as well as on the site’s registered owner, informing them of the specific legislation being violated.”

“City officials, the property owner and the informal recyclers agreed that the waste pickers would sell as much of their recyclables as possible on or before 23 September,” he said, adding that the property owner requested the City for assistance to clean and clear the site of all waste materials.

For months there has been a dispute between the Tshwane metro and the Public Investment Corporation (Pic), a state-owned entity, over who owned which part of the land in question.

Pic head of corporate affairs Deon Botha said his organisation had on several occasions asked that the metro work with it to clean and fence off the land.

Eventually, they had fenced the entire land at their own cost.

He said the sale agreement between the metro and the Pic was that the metro would relocate the recyclers before handing the land over to them.





This is an academic documentary created and edited by Lebogang Moeketsi taking a closer look at the community of Alexandra and the challenges people who live there face.


2010 – watch the illegal dumping
In Alexandra township North of Johannesburg, babies, the homeless and the old are being bitten by rats in their sleep. Pollution and hygene are the root causes that could lead to an outbreak of the bubonic plague. Hillside Digital and Siyakhona Alexandra, with the buy-in of the community investigated the rat pandemic in Alexandra in order to find a solution. Hillside Digital has screened the film throughout the township to mobilise residents to take part in a massive clean up campaign to rid Alexandra of the root cause which is pollution. Siyakhona is a project that trains young people from disadvantaged communities to be video journalists. It is part of Sony’s collaboration with FIFA on corporate social responsibility and is implemented through Football for Hope, the movement led by FIFA and Streetfootballworld.




Baby’s fingers, nose eaten by rats during 2014

Johannesburg – A one month-old baby whose three fingers and part of a nose were eaten by rats in Alexandra, Johannesburg is awaiting surgery as her family cannot afford it, The New Age reported on Wednesday. The rats attacked Erena Yekanyi at her home last Monday. “I was washing outside while Erena was sleeping inside the house. I heard her cry and when I ran into the house, I found her covered in blood,” the baby’s mother, Thandaza reportedly said. The baby would continue to await reconstructive surgery at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital until her mother was able to raise funds for the procedure. The attack was not the first in the township, according to the report. Children and the elderly have reportedly been killed in their sleep by rodents that are said to be larger than normal rats. In this video we hear from residents of Alexandra about the lack of sanitation and waste removal in this area… where people live in makeshift shacks along the Jukskei River. Alexandra is the oldest and most densely populated township in South Africa. The poverty levels are high and joblessness results in high crime rates.


2014 – A recycling operation that has been shut down for months, attracting legions of rats to a Hazelwood neighborhood, has a new owner and work to clean the facility should begin soon.

Rotteplaag wat buite beheer geraak en hande uitgeruk het met vullis, rommel”versameling” punte.  (2013)

Please note this is not a back yard or farm, its a rubbish tip and recycling depot with tonnes of household waste coming through the site every day, therefore it is extremely unlikely to be possible to not let waste accumulate. The household waste is sorted into recyclable materials and the rest will either go to landfill or be used to fuel power stations. Everyone’s waste will come to a place like this, pest control can be particularly difficult to achieve in these environments due to the abundance of food waste which is far more attractive to rats than any rodenticide formulation, we used the dogs to quickly dispatch large numbers of rats, a quick bite and shake and then they were dead in a second or two instead of relying on second generation anti coagulant poisoning over a week or so, it may look like lots escaped, however they were contained in other areas of this large site, we cleared these other areas using the same method over the following weeks, thanks for watching and all the comments educated or not.



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