ANC hid damning report into R60 million Pikitup waste tenders

Following Herman Mashaba’s instruction for an investigation to be launched into Pikitup’s acquisition of six unused waste crushers in 2014, at an alleged cost of R36 million, it has been determined that the actual cost of this contract was over R53 million – inclusive of 36 months of full maintenance and training of Pikitup staff. The same bidder was also awarded a tender for the provision and full maintenance of four green waste chipping machines, at over R6 million.
Based on the report, one waste crusher at Robinson Deep Landfill Site and two waste crushers at the Marie Louise Landfill Site were not operational. The report further states that “due to shortage of rubble”, the crusher at Goudkoppies Landfill Site had to be parked.

For years, shameless outright looting was the norm in Johannesburg. Corruption does not just steal from the City but it robs residents of much needed services and resources. This is why corruption has no place in this administration and we will work tirelessly to eradicate it.
– Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba

Herman Mashaba and his team also learned that the three year maintenance cost for these machines was paid up front, in full. This totaled over R15 million and it is questionable as to what maintenance has been done, if any.


I would also like to encourage people to report any fraud and corruption activities through our 24hour tipoff hotline 0800 002 587 or visit the GFIS offices situated at 48 Ameshoff Street in Braamfontein.
– Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba