Waste management

Surviving from a Pretoria rubbish dump

“It’s painful the way we live but we’re glad to be closer to the landfill” explains waste picker

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News | 21 June 2022

Reclaimers in trouble with Tshwane metro over recycling site

City in talks with reclaimers’ forums over finding a designated space for reclaimers to work

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News | 1 February 2022

Eviction of Centurion reclaimers halted

Tshwane municipality told to fully comply with court order to provide group with suitable temporary housing

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News | 16 November 2021

Elections 2021: Witzenberg a ‘model municipality’ tarnished by poor waste management and unemployment

Budget choices in Ceres favouring the administrative centre over neighbouring towns littered with potholes and sewage

Text and Photos by Steve Kretzmann

News | 30 June 2021

Gqeberha crèche shuts down because of sewage overflow

Activities at the building which also housed a soup kitchen, mobile clinic and church have also been suspended

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Brief | 9 June 2021

All in a day’s work for reclaimers in Gauteng

Waste-pickers are responsible for collecting 80 to 90% of used packaging and paper that is recycled in South Africa

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Photo Essay | 26 April 2021

Makhanda community take City to court over poor waste management

“Our homes smell like sewage and rubbish” says resident

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News | 30 October 2020

Fed-up with piles of rubbish, residents clear their own streets

KTC community clear ‘dump site’ near their homes

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News | 12 August 2020

Cows graze among the dirty nappies on Uitenhage dumpsite

Residents say the only waste disposal site in ward 50 is bursting at the seams

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Brief | 7 August 2020

Johannesburg suburb donates “trikes” and uniforms to reclaimers

City says residents and organisations must work together to formalise reclaimers

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News | 17 July 2020

Tragic landfill conflict fouls Cape Town’s air

Security guard murdered, dumpsite set on fire

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News | 27 February 2020

Waste pickers march to be recognised

Protesters want to be a formal part of Johannesburg’s recycling programme

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News | 2 May 2019

Cape Town’s informal rubbish dumps

The rubbish stacked against the wall of Gugulethu's NY132 stadium has grown to the point that residents are unable to walk on the pavement.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 16 April 2012