GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
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Ikageng Ditamating

Sasolburg, South Africa

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Language
English
Number of members
49
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Cooperative
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Dumpsite
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, strengthen unity and cohesion amongst waste pickers, improve prices or recycled materials
Partnering organizations
GroundWork, South African Waste Picker Network,
Women composition

Benefits

Services

Types of materials
Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting

Complementary Information

Information Source
Africa 2009

Comments / Narrative

Previously operated as two separate groups – Ikageng was made up of women and older men collecting paper and plastic and Ditamating was made up of younger men collecting metals. It was decided to unify and agreed that as a common organization all reclaimers would be able to collect all materials with profits to be shared equally. This united front would also strengthen their negotiating position with the awarding of a collection contract from the municipality.



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