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Help protect waste collection services in Atlantis<p>​While the waste collections service in the area is currently operating as normal, the City of Cape Town’s Urban Waste Management Directorate strongly condemns threats of extortion that aim to hinder waste collection services in Atlantis. </p><div>‘This is a proactive call to Atlantis residents to join hands with the City to help protect our very important waste collection service in the area. <br></div><div><br></div><div>‘It has come to my attention that there have been incidents where opportunists have gone to solid waste refuse collection staff to try and threaten them, and also threatened our contractor, demanding protection money. Such behaviour cannot be tolerated and we need the community’s help to report any information they might have about such incidents when they occur. We cannot allow criminality to try and hinder service delivery to our residents. </div><div><br></div><div>‘The City continues to monitor the waste collection service in the area and engages with security agencies, should support be needed,’ said Alderman Grant Twigg, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management.    </div><div><br></div><div><strong>Anti-Extortion Campaign</strong></div><div>In October 2023, the City launched a city-wide Anti-Extortion Campaign under the slogan Enough is Enough! Genoeg is Genoeg! Kwanele! including the establishment of a 24/7 anti-extortion hotline with dedicated City resources to investigate and collate extortion information to properly trigger SAPS investigations.</div><div><br></div><div>The campaign complemented the work already being done in the space where City investigators work collaboratively with South African Police Service (SAPS) anti-extortion unit to ensure swift action is taken when threats are received.</div><div><br></div><div>https://www.capetown.gov.za/Media-and-news/Mayor%20Hill-Lewis%20launches%20city-wide%20Anti-Extortion%20Campaign</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Contact</strong></div><div>Let’s ACT. Let’s stand together by saying enough is enough and report these incidents. </div><div> </div><div><strong>Anonymous tip-offs are encouraged:</strong></div><div>Phone 24/7: 0800 00 6992</div><div>Email: SSIMS.SSIUReporting@capetown.gov.za <br></div><p><br></p>2024-03-09T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#5607c610-7ff7-4b29-a9be-233b7fee78a1;L0|#05607c610-7ff7-4b29-a9be-233b7fee78a1|solid waste;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#af13a260-b06d-419a-84b4-c48b72ae285a;L0|#0af13a260-b06d-419a-84b4-c48b72ae285a|Atlantis;GP0|#f2666518-9a9f-4cb8-b9b5-555137fea74c;L0|#0f2666518-9a9f-4cb8-b9b5-555137fea74c|refuse collection10

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