Articles by Adel Van Niekerk

Meet Koketso Moloko - a successful woman farmer

Starting a farm during lockdown was tough but now she has some big clients

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29 November 2021

Neither here nor there: South Africa’s undocumented children

Akela was born in South Africa. Her parents are from Mozambique. But officially she doesn't exist.

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3 November 2021

Local recyclers win global award

Two billion people around the globe don’t have their waste collected, and only 10% of waste is recycled in South Africa.

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27 October 2021

Bongie Mahlangu started a thriving business despite the Covid pandemic

During the Covid-19 lockdown about 2.9 million people, mostly women, lost their jobs according to the NIDS CRAM survey.

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12 October 2021

How chefs are turning waste into nutritious meals

An organisation called Chefs with Compassion began feeding hungry people during lockdown

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7 October 2021

A tale of two prisoners: Juane Jacobs and Jacob Zuma

Juane Jacobs is a prisoner at Leeuwkop in Johannesburg. He is extremely ill but he has been denied medical parole. Are double standards being used to determine who gets medical parole in South African correctional facilities?

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21 September 2021

Not such a dirty business: Two Diepsloot entrepreneurs create jobs from rubbish

Diepsloot in Johannesburg has become a dumping ground for rubbish. Parts of the township look unsightly. But two residents are turning a messy situation into a job-creation opportunity that removes rubbish.

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17 September 2021