City Parks ready to deliver peak season maintenance

Robert Raphadu and Siyabonga Nxasana from Joburg City Parks at a previous iCop event. File Photo


The Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) will, thanks to the recent Capex injection, be able to cope better with peak season maintenance, ensuring better service delivery to all.

JCPZ has received new machinery, and will now be able to successfully comply with the Executive Mayor, councillor Herman Mashaba’s, call for a clean, green and maintained Johannesburg.

In a recent press release, the Acting Managing Director of JCPZ, Bukelwa Njingolo, indicated that they have finalised their pro-active maintenance plan in anticipation of the peak summer season, and will be able to optimally deliver horticultural and conservation services throughout the City of Johannesburg.

This plan includes a month-to-month roster of both internally managed, as well as contractor-serviced plans. A 24-hour emergency team, which will be responsible for the cutting and removing of trees that have been uprooted during stormy weather has been put in place by the JCPZ, and a total of 44 contractors have also been accredited and approved to assist with maintenance.

“JCPZ’s horticultural and conservation plans are tailored to effectively deliver on our mandate to provide proactive services in a hassle-free, cost-effective and well-managed manner to restore pride and dignity in our City, but we do urge residents to maintain the grass verges adjacent to their homes in a collective effort to support the call to action of the A Re Sebetseng volunteer programme that is aimed at retaining litter-free and well-maintained public spaces,” he said.

The detailed horticultural and conservation plans are being forwarded to all ward councillors as well as key stakeholders, but can also be found at

Residents are urged to centralise the registration of service requests by logging all calls with the Joburg Connect call centre on 011 375 5555 and securing a reference number. This will ensure their requests are dealt with speedily and within the prescribed turnaround times.

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