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Cubic38 waste tyre recycling

(from Mzokhona

 Maxase )


Cubic 38 was established on 19 of May 2017 in a small car garage at Mmuzinda residence by Mzokhona Maxase and Tshepo Sithole students from the Tshwane University of Technology. With the mission and goal to create high quality and affordable products for daily use form non-conventional sources such as waste tyres or processed rubber. Waste tyres have accumulated at landfills in South Africa for many years, some are illegally dumped in open spaces or resold. The growing world population coupled with, rapid industrialisation have created vast quantities of solid waste. This waste being is generated daily andthis has contributed to the energy crisis and environmental degradation challenges facing mankind today. The scrap tyresScrap tyres are is one of the most common and most hazardous solid waste in the world over. when burnt for heat or fuel source.our products are created to be environmental friendly from the manufacturing process to the end user which is the consumer. In this way we will be creating jobs for many South Africans involved in the value chain of our products and creating value to goods that are regarded as waste. Product name Market uses Cubic 38 shoe polish Suitable for black leather and synthetic school shoes and boots Cubic 38 Tyre Shine Suitable for all types of tyres and black car bumpers


Marketing our products to areas with in gauteng region. Developing the best packaging materials for our products Medium term goals 12 to 24 months Establishing a steady consumer base with in gauteng. Establishing a distribution network for our consumers through commission sales. Improving and Extending our product range through research and Development Long term goals 2 to 5 years Building a manufacturing firm that will be responsible for production and development of our products Building and commissioning our own pyrolysis plant to produce 1ton of carbon black per day which can be used in production of our products. Expanding our consumer base through marketing into the whole of Ssouth Africa and the world Creating permanent employment for many young South Africans in our production plant.


BONGIWE Twala – 31.03.2022
Great initiative . Keep up the good work

Hlengiwe – 07.02.2022
Cibic 38’s initiative to reuse old tires to produce polish is a great way to save the environment.

Leon – 07.12.2021
An amazing initiative. Best of luck Mzo and Tshepo

Veronica – 04.12.2021
I love this keep up with your good hard work…God bless your hustle

Lindsay – 04.12.2021
Cubic38 for the win!!!

Lyndon Johnson – 03.12.2021
Tyre recycling has so much possibilities I hope the 5th industrial revolution is all about, Recycling.

Renshia – 03.12.2021
Best of luck 🍀

Zingisa – 03.12.2021
Impressive ideas best of luck

May the best candidate win

Zibusiso Maxase – 02.12.2021
I am voting for Cubic38

Nonhlanhla Mabaso – 01.12.2021
This is the good timing for the youth to empower themselves

Faith – 01.12.2021
Excellent project

Themba – 01.12.2021
Impressive idea all the best

Somelele – 01.12.2021

Success Mokoena – 01.12.2021
Well done guys I am inspired. May you prosper

Ashley – 30.11.2021
I think its a great initiative and it will channel the youth to know that we are the change that we want to see in this world.

Jimmy Ntobeng – 30.11.2021
This is very innovative and effective especially to climate change

Kgothatso – 30.11.2021
Ground breaking innovation

Americo – 30.11.2021
Such inspiration from the young and educated individuals… 😀😀😀.

Thomas – 30.11.2021
Excellent project,

Silindokuhle – 30.11.2021
What a great and beautiful idea 😊, I’m inspired by you guys.

Ruth Malope Makafane – 30.11.2021
Well done boys.

Simamukele Maxase – 30.11.2021
Great work to 🤌

Thobekani Zwane – 30.11.2021
Perfect and Effective

Sonja Pithey – 30.11.2021
Well done Mzokhone. There is huge potential in your innovation, along the entire value chain of the tyre. I wish you all the best. YOu have my vote and share!

Sonja Pithey – 30.11.2021
Well done Mzokhone. There is huge potential in your innovation, along the entire value chain of the tyre. I wish you all the best. YOu have my vote and share!

Tholakele Mkhonto – 30.11.2021
It’s inspiring to see the youth coming dedicated to building a sustainable future for our planet and global economy. These are innovations that can further motivate the industries, everyone, and governments to go green

Kenneth khoza – 30.11.2021
Very good for the environment

Thembanani Khambule – 30.11.2021
I know the importance about recycling a waste when make right things to people sometimes people get wrong throw a plastic or cans on the streets but people must put the dustbin have show the pictures . Everytimes have a good responsible and look the dustbin . Keep your hands when wash and clean a hands safe.

Gugu nhlapho – 29.11.2021
Great work! Go Cubic38

Zanokuhle – 29.11.2021
It’s a good good idea

Godfrey – 29.11.2021
Brilliant idea

Johnny Mokwana – 29.11.2021
Great initiative, hope you grow this brand into one of the leading in South Africa.

Lesego – 29.11.2021
A very efficient step towards the greater good of our environment, by targeting everyday essential products and making them eco-freindly.

Dimpho Chiloane – 29.11.2021
It is high time our youth find ways on how to save the environment and be innovative.

Gudani – 29.11.2021
Great idea and am inspired …

Sipho – 29.11.2021

Zipho – 29.11.2021
Join the Race to Make the World a Better Place with Cubic38

Rorisang Molopyane – 29.11.2021

Sizwe Sidu – 29.11.2021
Cubic 38

Seleka G. Mabotja – 29.11.2021
This climate solution gives the carbon black another use which makes it partially biodegradable by using it in polish production. This aids in reducing the carbon footprint from industries that produce carbon black as a by-product.

Phumlani B. Thabethe – 29.11.2021
This is a very great business, and very echo friendly

Simphiwe Mokoena – 29.11.2021
Fullly behind

Abednigo – 29.11.2021
She is a hard worker

Abednigo – 29.11.2021
She is a hard worker

Dimakatso – 29.11.2021
Innovative and creative

Abednigo – 29.11.2021
She is a hard worker

Sphiwe – 29.11.2021
Very innovative I wish you all the best

Sabelo – 29.11.2021

Nokubonga Mdakane – 29.11.2021
Love this solution! It is practical and needed. Such a brilliant solution. I am so impressed.

Nothando – 29.11.2021
An interesting initiative towards unique waste reduction

Ngcebo Democracy Ndabezinhle Phungula – 29.11.2021
Cubic is the answer to climate change,I cast my vote

Thando Bayisa – 29.11.2021
Cubic 38 has came up with a great idea which falls part of recycling to save the climate. With this idea they have preventing damage caused when tiers are burnt or deposed off in unsafe way, they’ve done this by simply making reusable products out of the collected tiers.

Vickness Sibiya – 29.11.2021
Wonderful initiative to close the circle of the tire life cycle. Using this product doesn’t only impact the profit of the company but also impacts the solution is having on our environment

Ntsako Mathebula – 29.11.2021

Patricia – 29.11.2021
What an impressive idea , and environment savvy, brilliant

Chrisandra Dlamine – 29.11.2021
Excellent work! Can’t wait to see what more is in store

Masiziba – 29.11.2021
Go Cubic 38. Keep on doing the amazing work

Rorisang Molopyane – 29.11.2021
What you doing is a great thing, we would like to see this in our communities. Keep up the great work.

Godfrey Lebohang Motloi – 29.11.2021
Great eco friendly idea and waste management, Tires are everywhere around townships and Cities, using them and creating polish is just pure genius

Mpho – 29.11.2021
Awesome innovation, really this will impact alot to reduce pollution in the environment and the whole ecosystem. I give my great support to this brilliant young black driven youth gents.. Big up

Maxwell – 29.11.2021
I vote for cubic 38 it’s a powerful company with big image

Tanganedzeni Vanessa Madima – 29.11.2021
Very interesting…. It is indeed a good climate solution for our environment

Lydia – 29.11.2021
great job

Yasmeen Kamundi – 29.11.2021
This initiative is really amazing and it could help decreasing the pollution caused by burning of tyres, i mean who would’ve ever thought. Once they eventually go big they will create alot of jobs for the youth. Very beautiful initiative

Siphokazi Ndou – 29.11.2021
All the best

Siphokazi Ndou – 29.11.2021
All the best

Khule – 29.11.2021
Youth climate

Ntswaki – 29.11.2021
One of the best recycling innovations, also contributes to creating jobs in a country where most struggle to get jobs.

Vuyo Mashinini – 29.11.2021
This has solved a climate crisis we’re are currently facing in terms of waste and is changing lives in terms of creating an income for communities and better the environment.

Lethabo Mahao – 29.11.2021
Great quality product!

THABISO KHEO – 29.11.2021
Voting for best idea ever

Selebogo Mohasoa – 29.11.2021
Keep it up guys

Xolani – 29.11.2021

Renett Malaka – 29.11.2021
Keep up the great Job u guys doing..

Ofentse Mashiyane – 29.11.2021
Very good and sustainable innovation, good franchise opportunity especially on rural communities and sell to retail markets ~ pushing rural development and bringing producing companies/firms close to communities to sustain economic growth

Mbongiseni – 28.11.2021
I love this!

Mashesha Mkatshwa – 28.11.2021
Great innovation by the gentleman

Kgomotso – 28.11.2021
I vote cubic 38

Johanna – 28.11.2021
If supported, this would ease the burden of unemployment to a lot of people

Fortune Hadebe – 28.11.2021
Young Entrepreneurs on a mission!

Makhosonke Ndhlovu – 28.11.2021
Great work Mzo!

Vusimuzi – 28.11.2021
Innovation at its best

Lerato Segabutle – 28.11.2021
Young people, job creation and environmental solutions 👌🏽👌🏽💚

Bongani Sechaba – 28.11.2021
Cubic 38 is the of Environmental Social Governance

Gladson Bhuda – 28.11.2021
This project keeps the future for future

Nicholas – 28.11.2021
Cubic_38 🥰🥰the best way to deal with waste tyres

Crosby – 28.11.2021
Effective way to deal with waste tyres

Sizwe – 28.11.2021
Best one

Phele maxase – 28.11.2021
All the best!!!

Khomotso Mashaba – 28.11.2021

Sizwe – 28.11.2021
Cubi38 is one of the best for me, it helps alot in our community

Phelelsisle maxase – 28.11.2021
I totally love this idea what a good way to deal with waste …heads up all the best!!

Tiisetso Chego – 26.11.2021
She’s make a good leader.

Tiisetso Chego – 26.11.2021
She’s a good listener and she values people and always punctual, she’ll make a good leader.

Letticia Mahlatji – 25.11.2021
Effective way to deal with waste

Gift Lubele – 25.11.2021

Jonathan Prive – 24.11.2021
Tyres have so much potential for reuse and are so ugly if left unused.

Sithembiso Masilela – 24.11.2021
I am voting for this category because i fully support recycling industry and i believe it could create a lot of job opportunities and it is one of the industries that people don’t take it seriously.

Priscila Rautenbach – 24.11.2021
So cool!

Tumelo tuks – 24.11.2021
Keep working hard

Lynne Smit – 24.11.2021
It is a good goal as there are millions of tyres and it can be sustainable to make tyre and bumpershine and synthetic school shoes for all the poor kid that does not own school shoes

Selina Sardha – 24.11.2021
Tyre Recycling will save the earth.