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RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

Birds scavenge on the Randfontein Minicipal Landfill as the sun rises. Thousands of familes scavenge on the dump everyday. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

Piles of recyclable trash are seen outside a shack inside the Randfontein Municipal Landfill site. Most residents live off the profits of recycling materials found on the dump, storing the goods outside their houses before taking them to the recycling plant. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

A resident of the Randfontein Municipal Landfill site carries containers of water past a fire early in the morning. The settlement only has one tap which thousands of children and adults must walk to. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

‘Jane’ (Named changed to hide identity) walks a baby in a pram at the Randfontein Municipal Landfill site. The 15-year-old says that her dream is to one day be like a normal child and go to school. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

Akhona Khoza holds her baby daughter, Lydia, as she wakes up at the Randfontein Municipal Landfill settlement, west of Johannesburg. The residents do not have any electricity and must share one tap for the approximately 4000 residents. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

The inspirational words, ‘Life goes on but you live ones’, are written on the side of a shack at the Randfontein Municipal Landfill site. Despite living off the municipal dump, many families are hopeful for the future. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

Nolusapho Ntabene washes her son, Akhanani, from a bucket inside their shack at the Randfontein Municipal Landfill settlement, before he departs for creche. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

Five-year-old Itumeleng Khutlane carries her one-year-old brother Iteboho with her sibling Reabetsoe over rubbish at the Randfontein municiple landfill informal settlement. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

Children from the Randfontein Municipal Landfill settlement queue as they wait for their transport to creche. The settlement is home to thousands of families who scavenge off the landfill site. May 2012

RANDFONTEIN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SETTLEMENT; SOUTH AFRICA

A child looks out a window as the Randfontein Municipal Landfill site is reflected as he prepares to go to school early in the morning. May 2012

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5 Comments

  1. top-notch reporting. your stories are inspiring. thanks for sharing this :)

  2. Wow, these images speak volumes! I really like the last one with the reflection. It tells two stories with one image. I also really like the one of a mom washing her baby and the one where she is holding her child by candle light. Great work! I hope your work can help bring a voice to these people.

  3. Thank to who Eva it is ths wrote ds article, it touches me very deeply cause am a resident from the landfillsite bt now m studying at CTI collage, I hope this will encourage alt of children never give up on their dreams.I wanna make my mom proud and my community

    • Wow! That’s amazing Samantha. I found that the people living on the landfill site are a group that seem to never give up. I wish you all the best, your family and community must be so proud of what you have accomplished. Good luck for the future, never give up!


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