The formalisation of recycling in Joburg city looks to sideline the people who have been doing the work informally all along.
With some help from the municipality, waste-pickers in Paarl have formed a co-operative to make themselves a living out of collecting material for recycling.
Wastepickers collect waste and contribute to cleaning the urban environment at no cost to government.
Tsanzaguru is a relatively new township in Rusape about 200km away from Harare. Residents complain that Rusape Municipality is dumping food in the area, inviting scavenging by unscrupulous vendors.