According to a recent estimate by the Human Sciences Resource Center, South Africa is home to approximately 200,000 street homeless people[1]. In Cape Town the estimated number of homeless people was at 7,383 in 2015, with 4,862 living and sleeping on the streets and 2,521 sleeping in shelters. 79% of the identified street people were

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It is estimated that there are over 85 000 waste pickers across South Africa, who rely on selling recyclables to earn their income. Buy Back Centres (BBCs) form a vital part of the recycling value chain in South Africa and essentailly act as localised aggregation points for recyclable waste. By doing this they provide a

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