The Dung Beetle Project at the first-ever
Streetopia Jozi event

With great excitement the first Streetopia Johannesburg party kicked off on Saturday, 12 October with our very own Dung Beetle Stage hosting music, education and fun.

We facilitated a talk by Manape Shogole from the African Reclaimers Association, who is helping organize the informal waste picker groups around Johannesburg – bringing dignity and community support to the people working to keep our communities cleaner through small-scale recycling.

Paul Boyter on drums helped set the pace in the afternoon after the Dung Beetle crew did a short Q&A around their plastics-to-fuel, while Andrew the DJ spun vinyl.

Special thanks to Thandi O’Hagan and Natasha Davern who curated the stage and brought so many great vibes together, as well as everyone who came to participate, turn up, paint, weave memories and enjoy this fun and free chance to take back the city for our community.

DJs Glenno and Tommy Karpinsky, with counter Tenor Joao rock the end of the first annual Streetopia event in Johannesburg, South Africa from the Dung Beetle Stage.
Paul Boyter on the drums in front of the #poweredbyplastic Dung Beetle Stage at the first annual Streetopia event in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The first annual Streetopia event in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Streetipia party in Melville, Afrikaburn comes to the city!
The first annual Streetopia event in Johannesburg, South Africa.
World music band Sun !Xa Experiment waits for their sound check at the Lucky Bean Stage. The first annual Streetopia event in Johannesburg, South Africa brught together bands, art and environmental talks on 7th Street in Melville.