Phumeza Ceshemba has made a living for herself and many other families from a waste recycling business in the Eastern Cape.
According to an interview with SowetanLive, she learnt about waste recycling from her mother. She then started Afri-Waste two years ago and co-owns it with her husband. The plant aims to remove toxins from the environment and is a beacon for Eastern Cape’s recycling initiatives. They currently employ 17 people while many other families benefit through ripple effect.
Her main passion is to create a cleaner environment. Afri-Waste collects waste plastics, which are then washed and turned into raw plastic which can be further processed.
The plant was recently visited by the President of the country , Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and and other prominent government officials.
She said that funding from the government made her dreams come true.
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