MARKS "Go Man Go" Maponyane, Nothemba Madumo and several other celebrities will lead thousands of Johannesburg residents during the Pikitup Clean-Up Day on Saturday.
Some of the celebrities who will be getting dirty for a good cause with their fans are actress Sophie Ndaba, DJ Penny Lebyane, the crew of SABC environmental awareness show 50/50, the casts and crews of e.tv soapies Scandal and Rhythm City, SABC Afrikaans drama 7de Laan's cast and crew, and the entire team and management of the Golden Lions rugby team, who will lead the clean up at their playing base, Ellis Park.
Both Madumo and Maponyane, who present music and soccer respectively on TV and radio, graced the official launch of the campaign at Johannesburg Zoo and spoke positively about the campaign, which is encouraging a massive community mindset change on environmental cleanliness.
Maponyane said: "We need to pick up and keep good habits about a clean environment, starting with ensuring that all of us know the rules of this unique game."
Madumo said: "I will be part of the community clean-up in Alexandra, and I urge parents to bring their kids along as this will be a good opportunity for adults to lead by example."
Sowetan's clean-up site - which is among 74 collection points in 11 Johannesburg Pikitup-controlled regions - is near Soccer City outside Crown Mines on Nasrec Road.
Everyone is invited to participate. All you need to do is to spend between 30 minutes and an hour between 9am and noon on Saturday. Readers who want to take part in the Clean-up Day are requested to register on www.pikitup.co.za, or you could visit Pikitup's clean-up page on Facebook or call 011-375-5555.