Waste Picker becomes AUTHOR Campaign
Nhlanhla, reached out to us with the exciting news that he had written a book about his life on the Pietermaritzburg landfill site. Thomas has an incredible story to tell about how he ended up living on the landfill site and picking waste to survive.
Thomas spent 9 years there and his story is an important message to everyone.
We are raising money to cover the printing of and publishing of his story "The Secret Life of a South African Waste-Picker".
"Somebody died…he was found seated on the sofa…eyes pulled out…"
…the failure of the municipality to erect a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) even though huge funding had been made available as far back as 2012. A government department was on record as having made R21 million available for the development of the MRF and…pledged an additional R90 million to the project; however for reasons known only to the municipality nothing was ever done.