#1  Cleaning Up Cape Town's Water Canals

Georgia McTaggart is a woman with a plan to clean up Cape Town’s rivers. She is the founder of HelpUp, a community initiative which works with paid homeless residents and local volunteers to clean up and rehabilitate some of Cape Town’s most polluted rivers. To-date, they have cleaned out over 80 tonnes of rubbish from Cape Town’s rivers, including the Black River and Langa Canal, and created over 300 jobs. To bring the impact of the initiative to scale, she has been piloting the Franchises are Free initiative where local franchisers sign onto an app and HelpUp provides them with all the tools necessary to host their own clean-ups, hire employees, report on the clean-up with data and photographs and get paid for their work.