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Waste-pickers – A decent future for their Livelihoods?

South Africa’s rate of unemployment and under-employment is at 50% in terms of the expanded definition and job-losses due to company retrenchments continuing, especially since the Covid-19 crisis.

South Africa ...
is also reputed to have the highest level of inequality in the world.

While the government has continued to fail to deliver on promises of job-creation, many unemployed people are creatively surviving and ensuring their own livelihoods while simultaneously contributing to a cleaner environment. One such group is the growing number of waste-pickers.
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