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Isitaladi Skoffel Squad Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 5 reviews
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Uplifting Jozi one street at a time, uplifting the youth one job at a time

We are a start-up focused on employing youth to clean the streets, starting with Joburg's neglected north-east.

  • Prize-winner at the 2018 GIBS Festival of Ideas
  • Adopted by SAINTS Foundation as an ad hoc project
  • Nonprofit company (NPC reg. no. 2018/579272/08)
  • Section 18A tax exemption registration underway

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    Isitaladi Skoffel Squad was launched in November 2018 by two occupational therapists, Lee Jackson-Randall and Helen Farmer, and Michael Mootane, an unemployed man with a solid work background. Not even 1 month old, we won a prize at the 2018 GIBS Festival of Ideas for social entrepreneurs, selected from 12 finalists as the project most likely to create jobs. We've since been joined by our 4th founder, Kanye Rampa, a technologist with postgraduate qualifications and a passion for clean streets. We uplift our young "skoffelers" with extra training, making them more employable in the open labour market and connecting them to the information superhighway. This de-risks them in relation to future unemployment and lets them use us as a stepping stone in their careers. We also equip them with knowledge and technology to report problems to the City Council, ensuring lifelong active citizenry in their own communities.

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    We provide affordable cleaning of the street frontage of residential and business properties in Joburg's north-east. With donor support we also clean the "orphan areas" like traffic islands. Property owners, landlords, tenants, estate agents, businesses, schools, clinics, religious facilities, developers, old age homes and road users all benefit from our services.


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    The street has never looked better

    5 5 1
    Thanks so much for your dedication. The street outside my practice has seldom looked better than when Michael has been out there beautifying it. Even my patients are commenting on it.

    Congratulations on an awesome initiative

    5 5 1
    Congratulations to Lee, Helen and Micheal on this awesome initiative. We at South Africans In Need To Support Foundation (SAINTS Foundation) salute you on the work and the enthusiasm with which it's done. We gladly adopt you as one of the projects that will get the support from SAINTS Foundation. This is job creation in the first degree. Well done!

    Making a difference

    5 5 1
    This is such a brilliant and worthwhile initiative. This is how to make a difference to our streets, our city and most importantly, to people's lives. Well done to Lee, Helen and Michael!

    A Big Thank You

    5 5 1
    Our deepest and sincerest thanks to the Isitaladi Skoffel Squad for their initiative, energy and persistence. Thank you to Michael for the soul-filled and back-breaking work he has put into clearing and bringing beauty into our stretch of Louis Botha Avenue. We have seen him remove weeds and overgrowth, as well as tackle the hazardous task of clearing not only the road, but also side entry pits, of all manner of dumped trash. With their persistence, Lee and her team have also managed to get the relevant City of Jo’burg departments to tackle additional issues such as pothole repair and illegal dumping, amongst many others. Thank you again – your work is inspiring, and we wish you every success.


    5 5 1
    I was so impressed to meet Lee and her team. It is so refreshing to find all sorts of people, from all sorts of places who come behind a common goal. Dignity and a sense of purpose are what struck me so powerfully; that something good can come from a what started as a small task. Congratulations and may you go from strength to strength!

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    Lee Jackson-Randall
    Tel: 082 339 8476



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    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    Our first GivenGain campaign - please donate! June 3, 2019
    We're really excited to have been adopted by SAINTS Foundation, who have set up a GivenGain campaign to raise funds for equipment and kit. To all those great community members who support job creation...
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