Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Siya Buddy Recycling and Waste Management
Explain your project in details:
SiyaBuddy collects,sort,bale and resell waste materials to recyclers across South Africa.We provide high quality baled material ,whilst supporting the community by providing indirect and direct jobs and cleaning the surroundings.Our objectives is to promote environmental protection and conservation,to involve the people in developing waste management strategies and ideas and to attract and give investors hope on rural areas businesses.Siyabuddy offers waste awareness and waste seperation training to community members.These trainings are used to teach community members on how to store their waste and how they can turn waste into a revenue stream.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
SiyaBuddy address social issues like unemployment and social exclusion of poverty and creating both direct and indirect jobs.Also contribute towards public health, prevent environmental degradation towards waste free environment.We have achieved in redirecting 200 tons of waste from landfill monthly.
Sustainability and future plans
SiyaBuddy collects,bales and resell waste materials to recyclers across South Africa.We use a truck,balling machine,forklift,scale and warehouse to complete our key activities.Our key partners are Coca-Cola,Nkomanzi municipality,Sappi,IDC and SEDA.We engage directly with our customers through face to face interaction and through online communication.Our client include business producing waste and business using waste to produce new products.Sales are made through selling waste materials to recyclers such as Consol, Sappi,Waste plan and Collect a can.We plan to expand and grow in triple collection capacity, develop new site, increase staff count to 100, implement 24 hour shift, implement 2 shifts,6 days a week and creating opportunities for communities to get revenue.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Mr Siyabonga Buddy Tshabalala is a 28 year old who is a founder of SiyaBuddy Recycling and Waste Management.He obtained a bachelor's of science honours degree in environmental analysis and management, university of Pretoria 2013,buchelor of science degree in community water services, University of Limpopo 2012 and a national Academy on Green Economy in South Africa,DBSA Academy,2018.Siyabonga is widely experienced in the operational management of a temporal storage and pre-processing of a recycling center.He obtained the necessary licences and authority for SiyaBuddy to operate as a recycling center.He manages the day to day running operations of SiyaBuddy and manages the stakeholders of SiyaBuddy.