Upcycle on Isidingo

Upcycle on Isidingo

isidingo tvIsidingo, on SABC3, invited Upcycle to display its' items and products as the latest and greatest upcoming gifts.

The specific episodes featuring Upcycle will be on air during April and May. First the ladies from one of our our community centres will feature on the show, and then the actual product will be featured during an auction on the TV show.

upcycle on isidingo tv show
We as the Upcycle team would like to commend and thank SABC's very loved soapie, Isidingo, in showcasing a certain reality of South African development in a creative and vibrant light. The ladies, Snowy, Brenda, Elizabeth, Cheryl and Viola certainly had a lot of fun on set and are very excited to share Isidingo and Upcyle with the rest of their community.

Great expectations

Great Expectations, eTV, where we show viewers how to upcycle with your children and have some fun

great expectations 1We have recorded an insert with Lebo from Great Expectations on how to make fridge magnet bugs from bottle tops. 

Fun and education was the name of the game, by teaching moms and their children how to have some crafting fun using upcycled waste from your own household waste stream.The idea was to have fun while using waste materials that can be found in household. 
Reuse, Reduce and Recycle are not just words to be thrown about, but actually signify the end of our instant gratification society. Reuse can be seen as 'upcycle', by making something new out of something old without going through the recycling process, which unfortunately does still pollute our atmosphere and soils and water especially if not done correctly.

bottletop bugs

completed ladybug

My Life My Future

Upcycle providing business ideas for South African youth!


A coursework book about sustainable livelihoods, business skills and career choices.

Have you been wondering how to make some money? Or what to do when you finish school? Do you have a dream career? Or an idea about what to do? Do you want to start a business but dont know how to go about it?

If you have these, My Life! My Future! My working future, can help you to find some answers.

Mail and Guardian

We found ourselves in the online news on the Mail and Guardian website.

mg logo"Winnie McHenry, founder of Upcycle.co.za, took all the junk she never threw out and used it to make items that were functional and beautiful. Her site offers advice on how to promote upcycling, tutorials for people willing to bend their hand to the idea and an array of products that are made from mirror offcuts, milk bottles and even stiffy disks, among other things."

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