A Story to tell

The Friends Group (PTY) LTD, was founded in 2022 6th September at the same time with it’s brand like Pikitup and Friends. Our mission was to solve waste management in the township area by creating a cleaner community, only to find out that dirt can be gold too! It depends on who is handling it. 

Our founder had a vision of long term to solve waste management by building a sustainable company that today employees 15+ young people. The company has journeyed through difficulties and challenges that had our customers questioning our resilience, due to it, been directed by a young man. It is proven in his leadership, we are here for a long time. 

This business has made remarkable progress in such a short time. Here we are celebrating its anniversary. May we have it bigger and better next year at this same time.

Message from the founder 

A warm welcome to all the guests, friends, relatives and of course to our young and dynamic employees! I thank all the esteemed personalities who have taken their time to hear us out.

It’s a matter of great pride to see our company growing, embracing good value system and achieving more than what we have ever thought of. Thanks to our present and ex-employees who have worked to help this organization to the zenith of success. I take pride in saying that we have the best and extraordinary employees with equally high aspirations and dreams. They have worked against all the odds that occurred in a year to make what seemed impossible, possible. Our company has become a shining example amongst the leading organization in our country that has created quality income jobs in the city.

For the entire year, we work like workaholics. Extending working hours, early logins to the systems, working from home and what not, we have done it all when work has demanded

I still remember the day when I had started this company with just a handful of people and a very limited amount of resources. Starting from there till today, the company has covered a long and evolutionary journey. Year back, we had started with millions of dreams, hope and immense enthusiasm and today when we are celebrating a year of its birth nothing has changed, except the fact that we have made our dreams true and have the new ones now.

So let’s not stop ourselves from dreaming, let’s not settle for less, let’s not restrict ourselves to what is conventional and let’s not let the failures discourage us.

Keep experimenting, keep growing and keep celebrating. A very happy annual day on the 6th of September 2023 to all of you! Let’s start the celebration with big cheers to all of us!

-Pheta Lamola


Check out our journey through pictures. Happy 1 Year Anniversary