Gift Lubele

Youth in Business

Nominee's Province:
Gauteng

Age:
24

Project Name/Description:
Kudoti

More info:
https://www.facebook.com/people/Gift-N-Lubele/100003657710550/

Gift Lubele, 24, is a bold thinker who’s always seeking solutions to some of life’s pressing problems. He’s the co-founder, together with Matthieu de Gaudemar and Prasentji Sinha, of Kudoti, a pioneering waste management company that uses a tech platform to monitor – in real time – waste management activity and to allow for collaboration across a supply chain of waste collectors, aggregators and recyclers. The benefits of Kudoti’s digital platform are priceless. “The increased collaboration and integration through our platform leads to higher recycling rates and improved revenues,” Lubele explains. Although formed only in 2019, Kudoti already employs six staff and has more than 250 waste management companies on the platform trading their waste material with only a few clicks. The digital platform was launched only two months ago to great success. “Since we launched two months ago, we have moved 211 893kg of waste. We have enabled opportunities and resources for more than 60 informal waste pickers,” he says proudly. With waste management a topical issue nowadays for the sustainability of the planet, Lubele foresees vast career opportunities for other young people in the sector.

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