2019 SAIA-KZN Awards for Architecture

Richard Dobson Architect, in partnership with AeT, received a Special Mention for Work of Social Importance. Recognising the significance of urban design that impacts positively on some of the poorest and most vulnerable workers. Despite the City providing basic infrastructure for the Mealie Cooks, a major challenge lies in the current cooking method of using … Read more

Asiye eTafuleni: Igniting Transformative Change

“From the brink of hundreds of informal traders being threatened with displacement to the thriving, collective governance of today, Warwick Junction has carved a unique path to integrating large, informal markets into a modern city.” Dr. Frannie Léautier, a Juror of the 2019 WRI Ross Prize and the Chief Operating Officer of the Eastern and … Read more

Africa Architecture Awards 2017- Lessons, reflections and observations

Roanne Moodley Phil Mashabane, the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards ambassador, in his inaugural written piece about this year’s Awards, said  that “Local people take their knowledge for granted; it’s part of their daily lives… This creates important space for dialogue – critical dialogue” This was the first year that the “Critical Dialogue” category was included … Read more

Critical dialogue in the architectural discourse — reflecting on the AAA shortlisting

Erik Lønne At the end of July, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) were proud to be shortlisted for the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards (AAA), showcasing the vast landscape of design across the African continent. The competition called for entries across four different categories, built, speculative, emerging voices and lastly, critical dialogue. Among three hundred and eight entries … Read more

Alternate urban design praxis gains momentum

Tasmi Quazi Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) was recognized by the Curry Stone Design Prize amongst 100 “most influential socially engaged design practices” referred to as the “Social Design Circle”. As one of the few award platforms that has consistently highlighted the role of inclusive urban design, the Curry Stone Prize has probed deeper by looking at … Read more

Seeking economic justice for informal workers earns AeT’s Project Leader a Human Rights Award

Tasmi Quazi On Monday the 11th of August, at the 9th Diakonia Lecture and presentation of the human rights award given to “local heroes”, Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Project Leader was chosen as the 2014 recipient of this significant award for advancing the human rights of informal workers, particularly in Warwick Junction.     He was … Read more

AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Sustainable Architecture Awards

By Tasmi Quazi At the 2012 AfriSam-SAIA awards ceremony for Sustainable Architecture held in Johannesburg on the 3rd of October, Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Inner-city Cardboard Recycling Project was commended for contributing to sustainable architecture in South Africa.  Being recognised at a national level within the architectural fraternity, provides a greater impetus in highlighting the role … Read more

Investing in the Future & Drivers of Change Civil Society Award 2011

By Tasmi Quazi for Asiye eTafuleni Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) was compelled to engage with a series of refreshingly relevant questions like; what makes your project a driver of change? How does your project demonstrate a holistic and proactive approach? Is the project aligned to government’s development strategy? Based on the answers to these and more … Read more