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