Trader Leaders Engaging with Street-based Strategies in Addressing COVID-19 Challenges

Thuli Moyo On the 18th June 2020, leaders of informal trading committees gathered for their regular Kanyenathi meeting. Kanyenathi (which means ‘with us’ in isiZulu) is an established community forum which gives traders the opportunity to formally engage with the City regarding infrastructure and maintenance issues in their places of work. Notwithstanding the absence of … Read more

Reoccupation of Public Spaces

Sarah Heneck & Joanne Lees The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and the Department of Economic Development established a number of sector-based task teams in order to develop post-lockdown economic recovery strategies for KZN. One of the task teams focused specifically on the informal economy. Patrick Ndlovu, one of AeTs co-founders, was … Read more

Warwick Junction and AeT in the Spotlight: “Enabling Structures” at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition Biennale in Venice, Italy

Photo taken by Emilia Bonsembiante, received from Michael Flanagan at designworkshop:sa Annalise Mathers The International Architecture Exhibition Biennale is widely recognized as one of the most famous and prestigious artistic events in the world. This year, marking the 15th edition of the Exhibition entitled “Reporting from the Front”, is being held from May 28th to November … Read more

Mealie Cooks Facility Clean-Up Campaign

Tasmi Quazi On 12 August 2015, with the help of Asiye Etafuleni (AeT), Mealie Cook representatives and eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Solid Waste (DSW) Educational & Waste Minimisation Department, three 1st year Durban Institute of Technology (DUT) students from Public Relations Management implemented a community event which was a clean-up campaign at the Mealie Cooks facility, as … Read more