Upfront with Refilwe Moloto

Joburg’s waste-pickers help SA’s recycling rate rival some in Europe


Lester speaks to Dr Melanie Samson | Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at University of the Witwatersrand. There’s a tremendous stigmatisation around being a reclaimer, but they are solving our waste problem and created their own jobs in the context of unemployment,” said University of the Witwatersrand academic Melanie Samson. “It’s an informal form of wealth redistribution that’s a response to inadequate government policy. Many reclaimers choose this work as preferable to being domestic workers, construction workers or gardeners, where they lose control over their time and can be subjected to racism and abuse by employers.”

Zolani departs Freshlyground

Zolani departs Freshlyground

16 August 2019 12:25 PM

Matcha do about nothing

Matcha do about nothing

16 August 2019 12:21 PM

Audiobooks: are you on board?

Audiobooks: are you on board?

16 August 2019 11:05 AM

An alternative view on Eskom

An alternative view on Eskom

16 August 2019 10:40 AM

Open Line: Marikana Massacre  & Kicks-start SA economic crisis

Open Line: Marikana Massacre & Kicks-start SA economic crisis

16 August 2019 9:52 AM

The Binge Club

The Binge Club

15 August 2019 12:24 PM

US visa waiting times

US visa waiting times

15 August 2019 11:44 AM

What exactly is defamation?

What exactly is defamation?

15 August 2019 11:04 AM

Fashion and Finance

Fashion and Finance

15 August 2019 10:37 AM

Ramaphoria is quickly dying

Ramaphoria is quickly dying

15 August 2019 10:06 AM