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Hlanganani MaAfrika Waste Picker Cooperative

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Primary information

Year formed
2012
Language
English
Number of members
75
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Cooperative
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Landfill, Recycling center, Street
Affiliations
South african waste pickers association (sawpa)
Women composition
majority women

Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Job creation & source of income

Services


Complementary Information

Information Source
WORD 21/08/2013

Comments / Narrative

The municipality informally recognizes the cooperative and has agreed to work with them in the new recycling facility. 

The central demand made by the workers has been to provide work at the new facility. Additionally, they want to establish better working conditions and to run the recycling facility autonomously without middlemen. The Municipality has already agreed to these demands, as well as to providing electricity and bathrooms.



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