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Bin Cleaning Project

Bin Cleaning Project

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Buhle Sithela is the founder of Bin Cleaning Project. He offers a weekly bin cleaning service in Harare, Khayelitsha. Every week, Bin Cleaning Project cleans close to 30 bins in their area for a R50 monthly fee. Buhle uses part of the money he makes from his bin-cleaning project to fund is passion - film. He is trying to change the fact that there is no cinema in Khayelitsha by screening movies. He has hosted a few movie screenings to date, but is looking to expand. Buhle is currently completing an internship with mobile, solar-powered cinema Sunshine Cinema to research ways of expanding his screenings.  “I just hope it grows big enough to sustain my passion for cinema. I have this dream of hosting a huge open air screening at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha. Slowly but surely, I’m getting there.”

For more information about Buhle, look at his Facebook page.

If you are interested in helping Buhle with hosting films in Khayelitsha for his community, please contact him directly on 076 571 3356 or [email protected].

Equipment Needed:

Bin Cleaning Project:

1. First aid kit: R500
2. Bicycle: R1000
3. Banner & sticker: R600

Ekasi Movin Screening:

1. Projector: R2300
2. Tripod screen: R1400
3. Laptop: R3500
4. Mics and extension cable: R400
5. Sound/speakers: R1000
6. Storage box: R250

Please note that money donated goes to Phaphama to purchase the items that are requested. Phaphama awards items, rather than cash to business owners. If you would like to donate cash, please let us know. Phaphama is a registered NPO and PBO. Legislation requires us to submit audited financials annually. If you would like to know exactly where your money goes, please feel free to contact Katie on 0823410337 or [email protected] for photos and more information.



  • Oct 27, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Wish it could be more...... You are doing so well, despite difficulty." - Margie Blake

  • Sep 26, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Great project - I will urge others to donate!" - Greg Karvellas

  • Sep 01, 2016 - USD $ 13.64
  • "Next time I'm in Cape Town I would like to attend one of your screenigs." - David

  • Aug 23, 2016 - R 1 028.20
  • "Great initiative, keep it up and make a difference!" - Brendan

  • Aug 22, 2016 - R 100.00
  • ":)" - Hanle

  • Aug 18, 2016 - USD $ 15.06
  • "I love your passion and dedication, you are an inspiration to others XXX" - Traci Scerri

  • Aug 17, 2016 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck with your venture. You are an example to ALL the youth in South Africa." - Hanle

  • Aug 17, 2016 - R 205.64
  • "Keep it up! You have the vision, the heart and the determination." - Alison Harris

  • Aug 17, 2016 - USD $ 14.92
  • "Amazing venture, all the best!" - Karim

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Donations to date

R 2 500.07

Fundraising target

R 10 950.00

Phaphama Small Enterprise Development Initiative

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Phaphama is a UCT student run organization that was founded in 2014.  Phaphama offers weekly consulting sessions for business owners in Khayelitsha. Each business owner is given a team of 4 senior UCT student consultants for 8 months.  We offer consulting sessions where business owners and students have a collaborative space to solve the problems of the business.  Student consultants also analyze the finances of the businesses  to see where revenue can be increased and costs cut. We also offer  a curriculum which is used to supplement the consulting sessions if necessary. Lessons on finance, marketing, business models, and much more are available to our entrepreneurs.