How A Pair Of Stained Takkies Led A Young SA Entrepreneur To His Calling

A pair of prized All Star takkies ruined by old engine oil was how Moses Mokgosi’s passion for the proper disposal of used lubricant oil started. Moses was only 14 when he became aware of the problem of used oil not being disposed of correctly. He was visiting a friend when he accidentally soaked his first pair of All Star takkies in used oil from a five litre container which was …

RECYCLING USED OIL – FUELLING THE ECONOMY AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

350 million litres of new lubricant oil is sold in South Africa every year. This new oil is a combination of locally manufactured, as well as imported lubes. Of all the oil that is sold, approximately150 million litres becomes used oil, of which 120 million litres is collectable for recycling. Retrieving and recycling this product has proved to be a …

A woman in a man’s world: Single mom celebrates a decade of success!

Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male-dominated jobs. Jemimah is the owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils and spends her days collecting used motor oil. Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. One litre of used oil, containing cancer causing carcinogens and harmful compounds, can contaminate one million litres of water. In South Africa, about 350 …

The eco-warriors of the oil business

Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous stuff. Yet the collection of used oil in South Africa has provided business success stories for many eco-entrepreneurs who are not only making a living, but who are also making a difference to the environment. One litre of used oil, containing cancer causing carcinogens and harmful compounds, can contaminate one million litres of water. …

Meet the Eco-Warriors of the oil business in South Africa

Eco-entrepreneurs are making a living in South Africa by collecting and transporting used oil – which is a hazardous waste. 1 litre of used oil can contaminate 1 million litres of water and so it is essential that this common by-product of most mechanised processes is kept out of the environment! Johannesburg, South Africa – Used motor lubricant is dirty, hazardous …

Managing used oil in the construction industry

The Waste Act is systematically making industry sectors responsible for managing the waste the produce, and the construction industry is no exception. But besides building and demolition waste, the industry needs to take responsibility for other waste streams, such as used oil. Used lubricant oil, a common by-product of mechanised processes in the construction and earth moving industry, contains harmful …