Ganief Hendricks Ward 4 Candidate in the by-election set to take place on 2 August 2017 has made an election promise to voters in Joe Slovo informal settlement to fight for their environmental rights by ensuring that the City put in place proper sanitorial services, refuse removal services, water rights and adequate stormwater infrastructure to comply with the Constitution and the National Environmental Management Act. Residents burnt down a City Recreational Centre and My City bus because of sloppiness by City officials to provide these services.
Hendricks cut his teeth as an activist fighting for labour rights and won a landmark case for equal pay for equal work in the CCMA. Now he is getting environmental rights for residents in the Masiphumelele Township and has demanded remedial action determined by the Public Protector, the Human Rights Commission and the Director of Environmental Enforcement which is at an advance stage. Sanitation activists are looking forward to landmark findings.
Ganief is PR councillor representing the Aljama-ah political Party and has his eye on being a ward councillor to bribg about radical transfornation in service delivery in ibformal settlements.