Kanyenathi: Organisational Reflections on the Participatory Infrastructure Audit

Tasmi Quazi Kanyenathi, the Comic-Relief funded project of three years to be implemented across three informal economy districts in Durban, kicked off in October 2014 with a series of community meetings. From January till July 2015, a major project activity – which was the training for and implementation of the infrastructure audit – was completed. … Read more

The Foundations of the Kanyenathi Project: ‘Community’ Engagement

Tasmi Quazi Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) has embarked on the Kanyenathi Project since October 2014. The isiZulu name “Kanyenathi” means “with us” and is intended to enable informal workers from three informal economy markets districts; CBD, Warwick Junction and Bester to understand and participate in development processes. The informal economy district of Bester. Photo: Tasmi Quazi. … Read more

Reflecting on AeT’s 2014 Activities and Beyond: Series 3 of 4

Tasmi Quazi The first and second in the four series article presented our work in the fields of “design” and “urban intelligence” respectively. The third in the series will reflect on our work in the field of “advocacy”. Within “advocacy”, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) works to include the voices of informal workers in urban decision making … Read more

Street Law Seminars: Series 4

Mkhululi Nonjola & Tasmi Quazi Asiye eTafuleni hosted the 4th Street Law Seminar on 13 September 2011 at SEDA eThekwini, Durban. The theme of the Seminar was on Consumer Protection. There were 28 informal traders in attendance from different sectors and they participated actively with numerous questions. Mr Gugu Ngwenya from the KZN Department of … Read more

Street Law Seminars: Series 3

Mkhululi Nonjola & Tasmi Quazi Asiye eTafuleni hosted the 3rd Street Law Seminar on the 6th of July 2011. The Seminar was hosted in conjunction with the Office of the Public Protector and the Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) at the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) eThekwini. The seminar was based on areas … Read more

Street Law Seminars: Series 2

Mkhululi Nonjola & Tasmi Quazi The second ‘Street Law’ Seminar was held on 26th April 2011, hosted by Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) at Seda eThekwini. This involved the participation of twenty-three informal traders from different sectors and officials amongst whom were Mr Raphalane from South African Human Rights Commission (KwaZulu-Natal’s Legal Department), a representative from the … Read more

Street Law Seminars

Tasmi Quazi & Mkhululi Nonjola On the 18 October 2010, around 14 trader leaders from different informal trader organisations and street committees from Warwick attended a ‘Street Law’ seminar that was organised by the NGO Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) and facilitated by University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) 3rd & 4th year Law students as part of the … Read more