The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Country South Africa

July 19, 2017

Reclaimers (waste pickers) from 7 regions of the City of Joburg (Johannesburg, South Africa) marched to protest a new source segregation program which could threaten their livelihoods.

Waste pickers marched to the waste management service provider, Pikitup where Eva Mokoena presented a Memorandum of Demands to the Managing Director of Pikitup on behalf of the Interim Joburg Reclaimers Committee.

See video of the protest in Facebook.

See Johannesburg’s New Waste Programme Threatens Reclaimers’ Work for details.