10 February 2021

It’s happening in your region! City Parks and Zoo addresses seasonal backlogs in Bezuidenhout Valley Precinct


The successful mega blitz clean-up operation in Protea Glen Ridge which took place on Tuesday 9 February 2021, led by Councillor Margaret Arnolds, MMC for Community Development in the City of Joburg and over 50 City Parks & Zoo staff, left residents relieved that their area received the much needed attention.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the entity in the City of Joburg, responsible for greening, horticultural and maintenance services, will be in full force again in Bezuidenhout Valley Precinct on Thursday, 11 February 2021 to address the seasonal maintenance backlogs caused by the recent heavy rains.



Surrounding parks, namely Rhodes Park, Fuller Park, Max Goodman Park but to name a few, will be abuzz from 08h00 to 16h00, as teams of over 70 workers will be designated to cut long grass, pruning of trees, removal of infected or dead trees, litter picking, removal of alien species and unsightly illegal dumping.

Johannesburg Roads Agency will be repairing potholes, road signage and repainting road markings.  The repair of burst pipes and water leaks by Joburg water will be addressed while Pikitup will assist with litter picking and rubble removal.

JCPZ’s service delivery maintenance campaign forms part of the Executive Mayor’s call for a #KleenaJoburg.  The City of Joburg understands the need to provide visible service delivery to its residents and it will continue to address these gaps.

Communities are encouraged to take pride in their living space by doing their part in keeping our city clean and livable.  The illegal dumping and removal of trees by some residents bears a heavy brunt on the already overstretched load that the city carries. 

Visit our website at www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com to report fallen trees, by-law transgressions or  email to trees@jhbcityparks.com or register  enquiries on the Joburg Connect Call Centre on 011 375 5555.

“We are aware of the shortfalls in Joburg in terms of maintaining green spaces in our city hence the blitz operations across all 7 regions over the next couple of months.  Our teams will be cutting long grass, pruning trees and the general upkeep of parks, open spaces as well as our tree planting initiative,” stated Councillor


Margaret Arnolds, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the city of Johannesburg. 

The on-going blitzes across Joburg will go a long way in ensuring residents of the commitment of all municipal entities and restoring pride in our city.



Issued by

Councillor Margaret Arnolds

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community Development in the City of Johannesburg