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Our Work


AeT has been engaged in a strategic review and is excited to announce the release of a draft strategic plan.
This will translate into a few updates on the website so watch this space.


Inclusive Design

Urban planning and design are key drivers of change that can support the livelihoods of informal workers…

Urban Advocacy

AeT works to increase the voice and visibility of informal workers within urban planning and policy processes…

Urban Education

In conjunction with our advocacy work, AeT also provides opportunities for the students, the general public, tourists…

Urban Intelligence

AeT works to widen and deepen urban intelligence so that local, national and international stakeholders can engage…

Featured News

Women recyclers taking care of the city

Misiwe Maphumulo and Sarah Heneck Recycling has a multitude of…

Law Seminar with informal workers: Closing the gap between law and justice

Sithulisile Moyo The ILO reported that around 2 billion people…
Micro-childcare facility Brook Street by Jo Lees

Silindokuhle Micro-Childcare Facility: Reviving hope for children of informally working mothers

Sarah Heneck AeTs childcare project which has been in the…

Part 2 – Inclusive urban design and policy that dignifies the Os’gadla

(This blog forms part of a series, see Part 1: Os’gadla; an…
Feature image Early Morning MarketDennis Gilbert 2019 by permission Asiye eTafuleni

“Worrying about COVID-19 is a luxury.”

Although the current pandemic has impacted almost every corner of the world and highlighted our collective vulnerabilities, it has not levelled any playing fields, but rather has drastically heightened inequalities.

67 wash stations for Mandela Day

As part of Asiye eTafuleni's (AeTs) response to the COVID-19…

Reoccupation of Public Spaces

Sarah Heneck & Joanne Lees The Department of Cooperative…

Our Funders

Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeTs) work would not be possible without the generous support and commitment of our funders.

Below are funders that have have either provided core or project funding since AeTs founding:


Our Work Recognised

WRI Ross Prize for Cities 2018-2019 Finalist

Asiye eTafuleni was recognised for igniting transformative change in Durban, find out more here.

Read about other awards or accolades here.

Celebrating 10 Years

Asiye eTafuleni at 10: Fostering an economy that prioritizes spatial justice and social capital.

Download AeT10 – a mini publication that reflects on AeTs work from 2008 through to 2018.

You can also access an overview of AeTs key milestones during this period.

Support Our Work

AeT has been bringing communities together and enhancing the lives of informal workers for over 10 years. Through inclusive processes, the AeT team works towards building a better, more sustainable urban future for everyone at the table. (Asiye eTafuleni means ‘bring it to the table’ in isiZulu).

If you would like to bring something to table, the ways in which you could actively support AeTs projects is through:

  • Volunteering or internships
  • Sharing our stories on social platforms
  • Once off or ongoing donations

Please email us for more information.

Asiye eTafuleni

Address: 127 Johannes Nkosi St, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 31 309 3880
Email: admin@aet.org.za
Website: www.aet.org.za