Women Record Shakespeare Award Innovation World Travel Awards award winner trophy
Photo Credit: Supplied | On File

Two South African companies have won an award from the Zero Waste Cities Challenge by WasteAid UK; they have been turning waste into opportunities.


Johannesburg, South Africa (27 October 2021) – Two billion people around the globe don’t have their waste collected, and only 10% of waste is recycled in South Africa.

Two local recyclers based in Johannesburg hope to step up South Africa’s waste management after they won a prominent international award from UK-based NGO WasteAid. The two local entrepreneurs, Sbu Shongwe from BoombaDotMobi and Bronwyn Jones from Bokashi Bran, each also won the equivalent of about R170,000 and six months of business mentoring.

In a report by Adel Van Niekerk from GroundUp, she looks at what the two companies have achieved within their communities and what the future may hold since the award.

Sources: GroundUp
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Please share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens, or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll leave you feeling a little more proudly South African. 

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *