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South Africa: wastepickers reclaiming their livelihoods

Green Marker South Africa: wastepickers reclaiming their livelihoods

south african waste pickers win seed awardFriends of the Earth South Africa/groundWork is actively supporting the waste pickers in their endeavours. In particular, they lobbied the South African government to help the waste pickers gain recognition in the National Environmental Management Waste Act of 2009, as legitimate stakeholders that provide a benefit to South African society. This was the first time the wastepickers had received any recognition within national legislation.

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south african waste pickers win seed awardFriends of the Earth South Africa/groundWork is actively supporting the waste pickers in their endeavours. In particular, they lobbied the South African government to help the waste pickers gain recognition in the National Environmental Management Waste Act of 2009, as legitimate stakeholders that provide a benefit to South African society. This was the first time the wastepickers had received any recognition within national legislation.

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