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How the humble earthworm is creating jobs in Cape Town

 The Big Issue South Africa 20 May 2019

South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs. His ingenious start-up, Waste To Food, employs a special system to encourage worms to turn waste into compost for sale. Given that around two million tons of food waste are disposed of at Cape Town’s landfill sites each year, his environmentally-friendly enterprise has the potential to be big business. Dlongwana tells The Big Issue South Africa about his hopes to grow to 30 micro-franchises across townships in Cape Town. (825 Words) - By Eugene Yiga

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South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs.Credit: Caron Stober

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South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs.Credit: Caron Stober

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South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs.Credit: Caron Stober

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South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs.Credit: Caron Stober

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South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs.Credit: Caron Stober

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South African entrepreneur Phumlani Dlongwana harnesses the natural activity of earthworms to produce compost and create jobs.Credit: Caron Stober


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