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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 ...
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 ...