Turning waste to profit, Sunday World
Trash generates R15m a month THE National Empowerment Fund (NEF) is known for not doing things in small measures. One entrepreneur who can attest to this is Edgar Adams, the chairman of Solid Waste Technologies of South Africa, which specialises in the dirty business of removing medical waste from private and public health facilities. The 59-year-old Capetonian received 1124.8-million in funding from the NEF last year to expand his business. He started out in the 1970s as a labourer, doing menial jobs and struggling to provide for his family. Later he qualified as a boilermaker. He acquired vast knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering, and thanks to his experience, he was promoted from working with small boilers to larger ones, including at power stations.