"My son will graduate because of the money from the waste pickers"

Gugu Yengwa (45) has managed to pay for her son's university fees by selling at the side of the road. Photo by Ntombi Mbomvu.

Yengwa has been selling food and cigarettes outside the dumpsite for 23 years. Her son Sanele, 23, is now in the final year of a Bachelor of Science degree, thanks to the money his mother makes. He hopes to graduate next year.