Photographer and major contributor to the DIY project, Nic Grobler, captured this example in Cape Town of the ubiquitous dustpan made from a cut-down plastic jerry can or other vessel. Workers like municipal road sweepers in South Africa often seem to prefer to make their own dustpans like this instead of using mass-produced ones. The sweeper who made this one, Khulile Mfuno, said:
This is the second one I made. It is perfect, especially for picking up dirty stuff. It is just a piece of wood and and half a bucket tied up with a wire. I’d like to make more things, but most of the time I don’t have time you see.
– Khulile Mfuno, 2014