The Harsh Realities of Informal Trade

During this year’s ‘67-minutes of Service’ for Mandela Day, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) in collaboration with other organisations ran an eye testing campaign. Although there was immense receptivity from informal traders keen to get their eyes tested, excessive police enforcement of the street traders operating in Isipingo affected the attendance levels. For instance, during the community … Read more

New Insight

Philani Sithole, an informal cardboard recycler that is a participant of one of Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) projects, was attacked in December 2010 while sleeping and consequently lost his left eye. Even more shockingly, the attacker happened to be a fellow cardboard recycler and friend of his, nicknamed Bra Joe, who was senselessly aggressive as a … Read more