Media

 NEWS AND EVENTS

TITLE
AUTHOR
SOURCE
LINK
Celebrating Women is Needed to Change Gendered Institutional Cultures Josè Frantz Daily Maverick, 9 August 2019 https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-08-09-celebrating-women-is-needed-to-change-gendered-institutional-cultures/
A ton of Waste Collected Esmé Erasmus TygerBurger, 24 July 2019 https://issuu.com/tygerburger/docs/tygerburger_durbanville_-_24_july_2
UWC-based initiative exploring how to clean up SA’s filthy cities Staff writer Cape Times, 2 May 2019 https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/news/uwc-based-initiative-exploring-how-to-clean-up-sas-filthy-cities-22367430
Making Africa Green Again: UWC Welcomes SA’s Good Green Deeds Programme Nicklaus Kruger UWC News, 8 March 2019 https://www.uwc.ac.za/News/Pages/Making-Africa-Green-Again-UWC-Welcomes-SA%E2%80%99s-Good-Green-Deeds-Programme.aspx
WATCH: ‘Better waste management can create jobs’ Rapula Moatshe Pretoria News, 14 August 2018 https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/watch-better-waste-management-can-create-jobs-16565989
Times have been perilous for farm women and waste pickers Mologadi Makwela DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, 18 August 2020 https://foodsecurity.ac.za/news/times-have-been-perilous-for-farm-women-and-waste-pickers/?utm_source=MASTER+CoE-FS&utm_campaign=64fcbc99a8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_08_28_01_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8830373c10-64fcbc99a8-111809345
Unsung recycling heroes, waste reclaimers feel lockdown pinch Mologadi Makwela DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, 15 December 2020 http://foodsecurity.ac.za/news/unsung-recycling-heroes-waste-reclaimers-feel-lockdown-pinch/?utm_source=MASTER+CoE-FS&utm_campaign=345d1e3999-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_12_08_01_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8830373c10-345d1e3999-111810889
Kenyan woman entrepreneur turns plastic into bricks ‘seven times stronger than concrete’ (Watch) Riyaz Patel The South African, 13 February 2021 https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/kenyan-woman-entrepreneur-turns-plastic-into-bricks-seven-times-stronger-than-concrete-watch/?utm_content=bufferc5b53&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR3-bg8eh8qmM5ecRGlVAcuSHFRdL0kIPb05pwkwKlU1PzSpIGEyqSx91Ng 

 Webinar Series

The Chair in Waste and Society hosts a Webinar Series which serves as an interactive forum for research engagement. To receive future Webinar invitations, please send your contact details to info@wasteandsociety.co.za

Date
Presenter
Topic
Recording
18 June 2020 Prof Martin Oteng-Ababio
(Ghana)
Facilitator: Dr Melanie Samson
(University of the Witwatersrand)
The informal e-waste recycling sector in Agbogbloshie Ghana: One label, many lives  DOWNLOAD
16 July 2020 Prof Kubanza
(University of the Witwatersrand)
Facilitator: Dr Lizette Grobler
(University of the Western Cape)
Some happy, others sad: exploring environmental justice in solid waste management in Kinshasha  DOWNLOAD
30 July 2020 Thea Schoeman and Liza Marie Volschenk
(University of Johannesburg)
Facilitator: Dr Suzall Timm (University of Johannesburg
TBC: Perceptions about separation at source in Johannesburg and Drakenstein DOWNLOAD
14 August 2020 Charlotte Nell
(Stellenbosch University)
Facilitator: Dr Marlin Hoffmann (University of the Western Cape)
Change in household waste composition over time  DOWNLOAD
3 September 2020 Waste Society
(University of Lapland)
Facilitator: Prof Catherina Schenck
(University of the Western Cape)
Meet and greet session (limited attendance)
https://wastesociety.com/
DOWNLOAD
17 September 2020 Prof Jutta Gutberlet
(University of Victoria, Canada) Dr Melanie Samson
(University of the Witwatersrand)
Facilitator: Prof Linda Godfrey
(CSIR)
TBC: Discussion between Prof Gutberlet and Dr Samson on informal waste reclaimers  DOWNLOAD
1 October 2020 Prof Catherina Schenck and Dr Lizette Grobler
(University of the Western Cape)
Facilitator: Prof Derick Blaauw
(North West University)
 Littering: Perceptions from Drakenstein, Mankweng and Calvinia DOWNLOAD
14 October 2020 Prof Rebecca Davios
(Texas State University)
Facilitator: Prof Rinie Schenck
(University of the Western Cape)
TBC: Illegal dumping in the USA 
5 November 2020 Mr Alex Kimani
(University of the Western Cape)
Facilitator: Dr Rissa Niyobuhungiro
(University of the Western Cape)
TBC: Illegal Dumping in Drakenstein Municipality 
12 November 2020 Mr Johnathan Goeiman:
(University of the Western Cape)
Facilitator: Dr Takunda Chitaka
(University of the Western Cape)
The ‘Bakkie Brigade’ in Cape Town’s urban waste economy: exploring waste mobilities and the precariat  DOWNLOAD
11 February 2021 Prof Linda Godfrey Waste RDI Roadmap manager CSIR
Facilitator: Professor Jochen Petersen
“Why research is important: Placing South Africa’s research within the context of key issues facing the waste sector” DOWNLOAD
18 February 2021 Dr Anesu Makina
Facilitator: Professor Henrik Ernston
 Understanding the codes of conduct in the informal waste sector DOWNLOAD
25 February 2021 Dr Melanie Samson
(University of Witwatersrand)
Facilitator: TBC
 Designing Waste Picker Integration Programmes: Seven Key Questions DOWNLOAD
11 March 2021 Mr Rob van Hille
(Private consultant)
Facilitator: Dr Marlin Hoffman
“Jou ma se Tupperware”(your mother’s Tupperware)- insight into the re-usebehaviour of PP tubs  DOWNLOAD
25 March 2021 Dr Nate Millington, Prof  Henrik Ernston and Dr Kathleen Stokes
(University of Manchester)
Facilitator: Dr Melanie  Samson
Turning Livelihoods to Rubbish”: Understanding the Political Ecology of Urban Waste in South Africa
8 April 2021 Prof Catherine Alexander
(University of Durham)
Facilitator: Pierre Reyneke
 TBC
15 April 2021  Mr Teemu Loikanen
(University of Lapland)
Facilitator: Dr Lizette Grobler
 “Infrastructural Waste Citizenship in Finland”
22 April 2021 Dr Kathleen Stokes
(Manchester University)
Facilitator: Professor Henrik Ernston
Waste Labour and Infrastructural Citizenship: State-led Community Waste Initiatives in South African Cities’ 
6 May 2021 Mrs Alison Davison
Facilitator: Prof Derick Blaauw
Buy back centres in Cape Town
13 May 2021  Prof Willie Haase

 

 

The objectives of the Waste & Society webinar are as follows: 
  • To share information among different stakeholders
  • To encourage the exchange of knowledge among different stakeholders
  • To build an analysis of key challenges and issues in the waste management sector
The deliverables of the Waste & Society webinar series ARE: 
  • Interaction with relevant stakeholders (public and private) in the waste management sector
  • Platform that brings together postgraduate students from different universities to share information and exchange ideas
  • Information sharing among different stakeholders
  • Cross-border platform of engagement about waste management on the continent and internationally   
To receive future Webinar invitations, please send your contact details to info@wasteandsociety.co.za