Women recyclers taking care of the city

Misiwe Maphumulo and Sarah Heneck Recycling has a multitude of benefits; it protects the environment, saves the municipality money, and helps many people sustain their livelihoods. Let’s unpack this a little bit: Protecting the environment: Recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, cans and glass that are not recycled either ends up as litter in … Read more

Creating safer working spaces for women recyclers

Misiwe Maphumulo Street trade is pervasive and a source of employment and income for many urban dwellers. WIEGOs recent /survey shows that 61% of livelihoods are earned through informal work. A secure environment is a prerequisite for formal business, this shouldn’t be any different for the informal sectors. Everywhere informal recyclers experience strong prejudice and … Read more

AeT Intern Wins Prestigious Architectural Students’ Competition

Tasmi Quazi Every year, the prestigious “Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Competition” is held at a regional level at eight universities across South Africa in the run-up to the national finals.  Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) intern, Dennis Stols’ entry which proposed a recycling facility for the informal cardboard recyclers in the Durban CBD was the … Read more