Rubbish Dumps

India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal

Taking up the area of more than 40 football pitches, Ghazipur rises by nearly 10 metres a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth

Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons

Technology has advanced and by recycling these, you can help to create jobs and reduce landfills

China’s waste import ban upends global recycling industry

Global plastic exports to China could sink from 7.4 million tonnes in 2016 to 1.5 million tonnes in 2018; paper exports might tumble nearly a quarter

Life on a dumping site: Goudkoppies rebuilds after city of Jo’burg evicts thousands

Life on the most organised garbage belt, where people "work instead of play".

Rubbish dump divides Sondela residents

The dump has pitted those living with the stench against those who make a living from trash - and Rustenburg municipality has no solution.

The rise of the dump monster

Almost 40% of the world's waste ends up in huge rubbish tips, most of them found near urban populations in poor countries.

Catch 60 rats – win a phone

At night, the rubbish dumps of Alexandra come to life as rivers of rats come out of their holes they are the perfect breeding ground for rodents.

Misery living off Kenyan rubbish dump

Health campaigners want to close a dump in Nairobi that spreads disease, but thousands of scavengers rely on it for survival.

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it