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Small transporters benefit from Redisa project W aste stream management is a growing industry in South Africa, largely driven by new technology, public/private collaboration and a resulting new industry all of which is providing great opportunities for independently-owned SMME transport companies. One such example is REDISA which has as its objective to divert waste tyres from landfi lls and thereby clean the country of tyre waste. “REDISA has helped me create jobs for myself and my team,” says Haroun Gallie, a transporter based in the Western Cape. “Every day when we wake up, we know we’re coming to work. Previously, we didn’t even know if we would have work.” Gallie is one of REDISA’s registered transporters and is part of an established and growing transporter network. These transporters are the cornerstone in the collection of waste tyres from micro collectors and dealers and are tasked with delivering them to the approved depots and processing plants. 44  “REDISA has helped me create jobs for myself and my team,” says Haroun Gallie, a transporter based in the Western Cape. “Every day when we wake up, we know we’re coming to work. Previously, we didn’t even know if we would have work.” REDISA-registered transporters receive an SMS detailing where to collect waste tyres from identifi ed tyre dealers in the area. Transporters are then expected to deliver the waste tyres to the approved depot or recycling plant. Once the collection and delivery is complete, the transporter electronically confi rms the mass of tyres loaded and delivered to the destination. “In joining the REDISA family, I’ve achieved something. I’ve got a job, I’ve got my own business. Things I didn’t have before,” says Gallie. REDISA director, Stacey Davidson says: “Through FLEETWATCH VOL 47 / 2017