The Informal Workers Health Project

Written by Laura Alfers. Photo-compilation by Tasmi Quazi. Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) has recently collaborated on a three country project which focused on the access of informal workers to health services. The project was led by Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), and also included partners in Thailand (HomeNet Thailand) and India (SEWA – … Read more

Bringing health services into an informal workplace in Warwick Junction

Laura Alfers & Phumzile Xulu Over the last few months, Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) has been working with its partners, Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (UKZN DOEH), to run health assessments together with various trader organisations in Warwick Junction. Over the course … Read more

Workplace safety with informal workers: Be safe with us

 Laura Alfers and Tasmi Quazi In isiZulu “phephanathi” means “be safe with us.” The Phephanathi Project aims to make the informal trading area of Warwick Junction more secure and healthy for traders, customers and people passing through, and the officials who manage it. The project is a partnership between Asiye eTafuleni, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing … Read more

Warwick Junction’s First Aiders challenge myths about informal workers

Written by Laura Alfers & Phumzile Xulu Worldwide there is a tendency to assume that informal workers do not and will not properly maintain their workplaces and the infrastructure with which they are provided. The language that attends discussions of informal workplaces is peppered with the words “dirty,” “run down,” “broken,” and informal workers themselves … Read more