On Tuesday, the story of a young man has sparked quite the reaction on social media and South Africans were proud of his hustle.
Facebook group Urth posted the story of a young man, who has been identified as Abraham, and it inspired social media users.
"A person has to start somewhere. This is Abraham - he picks up bottles and cans in the North weekly - mostly out of rubbish bags," the post, which was originally written in Afrikaans, started off.
"He says it would really help if people could sort the cans and bottles in transparent rubbish bags."
He said people could use black rubbish bags for non-recyclables.
Abraham is not the only South African who has taken matters into his own hands. Briefly.co.za previously reported about another young man, who used his motorcycle to dispose off other people's rubbish.
Antionette Van Drie Riviere took to Facebook on Sunday to share the story of such a young man.
Originally written in Afrikaans, Briefly.co.za translated the post and some of the comments in English.
"Anon please. Today, I stumbled on a young man who disposed rubbish in Vanderbijlpark. I take my hat off to the young man for making a plan to earn money and not just say he had no job," the post read.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!