Some people disrespect cleaners. They will use a public toilet and don’t even bother to clean after themselves.

I’m sure whoever does that in their minds says: “The cleaners will take care of it.”

That cleaner is human like you. If you hate dirt, what makes you think cleaners love it?

Just because they’re not in the same line of work as you, you look down on them and treat them as if they don’t matter.

Put yourself in their shoes. How would you feel if the tables were turned?

Being a cleaner doesn’t mean they don’t have a bright future.

Some of them are educated and have degrees, but because there are not many jobs they end up doing jobs they weren’t trained for.

) Kamogelo Masoga

) Cleanliness is next to Godliness, Kamogelo. While a lot of what we were taught while growing up has changed, there are certain basics in life that shouldn’t change. Technology might be changing the world all the time, but the basics of hygiene remain the same.

It’s also about respecting the next person and being polite. The matter you are raising also says a lot about what people are taught as children.

Most young parents seem to be moving away from teaching th eir young basics such as respect, ubuntu and re specting the law. As a nation, we need to pause and look back for a moment.

Perhaps some answers to our problems might be found there. This letter wins R200. Call Nthabiseng at the office to collet your prize. X Deputy Editor