With brushes and paint, these Joburgers have vandalism licked

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With brushes and paint, these Joburgers have vandalism licked

From mowing to blotting out graffiti, suburbanites are putting back the 'sparkle' in their areas

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Johannesburg residents are taking their fight to the streets – by cleaning and beautifying it.

Suburb by suburb, they are marching with spades, paint brushes and paint, and bags to collect rubbish, leaving spruced-up streets and public spaces.

The Westdene Sophiatown Residents’ Association started cleaning their suburb in February and in 2019 have spent R70,000 on paint for street names and to cover electrical boxes defaced by graffiti...

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