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Living on what others throw away: an exploration of a socio-economic circumstances of people collecting and selling recyclable waste
(Unisa Press, 2011)
Street waste pickers are becoming a common sight on the streets of South Africa’s cities and suburbs. Little research has been done on this social phenomenon. The aim of this article is to explore some of the socioeconomic ...
"Life is not pap and vleis": poverty in child-headed households in Gauteng
(University of Stellenbosch, 2011)
Introduction: The objective of this paper is to describe the socio-economic conditions of child-headed households in Gauteng, so as to measure the extent of poverty among these children. In order to do this, the study ...
The work and lives of street waste pickers in Pretoria - a case study of recycling in South Africa's urban informal economy
High levels of unemployment are a permanent feature in the urban areas of many developing countries. South Africa is no exception in this regard. Poverty and hardship caused by unemployment force many participants in the ...