Rebecca Plumbley Train services into Durban city centre have been interrupted and are having knock-on effects on informal traders. As part of a vulnerable economic ecosystem, informal workers are not always able to anticipate and mitigate shocks- such as a drastic drop in passing trade due to the lack of trains. The interruption of train … Read more
By Tasmi Quazi & Richard Dobson Paper presented at the eThekwini-University Research Symposium on 19 September 2012 NPO Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) was commissioned by eThekwini Municipality’s Imagine Durban Project to implement a pilot project to test ways of improving the livelihoods of existing waste pickers operating in Durban, South Africa. By referring to this case … Read more
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
By Tasmi Quazi The Imagine Durban Cardboard Recycling Project being implemented by Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) since 2009 was featured in the Metro Ezasegagasini supplement of the local Mercury newspaper (6-19 July 2012, Page 5). The article titled “Promoting cardboard recycling” written by Themba Khumalo talked about the positive impact of the Project, as he writes: … Read more
By Tasmi Quazi The Warwick Junction informal trading community and Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) were featured in the May 2012 Issue, Number 22, of the ProBono.Org newsletter. ProBono. Org is a non-governmental organisation that works with the private legal fraternity to provide pro bono legal services to the poor, through specific identified cases and clients. Their formation … Read more
Compiled by Tasmi Quazi, based on an article by Patricia McCracken The Inner-city Cardboard Recycling Project has been profiled in the Autumn 2012 edition of Business in Durban in an article titled “Waste Not Want Not” written by journalist Patricia McCracken and featured on pages 38-40. She writes primarily about the “Friends of the Recyclers” … Read more
On Friday the 1st of July 2011, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) were all hands on deck having accomplished a confluence of different activities. This marked one of the busiest days yet experienced, and it has given us a new awareness of the great momentum we have gained on some of our major projects.
The Markets of Warwick tours, a project initiated by the Warwick Junction trading community with the assistance of Asiye eTafuleni, is featured in the September 2010 edition of Get It (Highway Berea) on pages 22–24.
by Tasmi Quazi for Asiye eTafuleni On Tuesday 8th of March, two new members to the Imagine Durban Cardboard Recycling Project, who are 4th year social work students from UNISA’s Bright Site Project, joined two Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) staff members to get practical experience in the working lives of informal cardboard recyclers. The Bright Site … Read more