Urban utopia of exclusivity versus urban realism of inclusivity: Mall or Market Place?

Written by Tasmi Quazi & Richard Dobson Since 1996, the example of the Warwick Junction urban renewal project in Durban (South Africa) has tested the relationship between public transport, the commensurate footfall and the opportunity that this has afforded to sustaining the livelihoods of nearly 8 000 street traders. In addition, there has been reciprocal … Read more

A small but significant milestone

The Asiye eTafuleni team celebrates a small but significant milestone – the display of our external office signage! Whilst establishing our NPO’s presence amongst a generally welcoming and receptive community, there have been those that consider our work to be ‘reactionary’ and contrary to some local authority developmental proposals. We have been disappointed at this … Read more

Coping with crisis

As a partner in the Inclusive Cities project and WIEGO’s research network, Asiye eTafuleni – as a support organisation for informal workers along with membership-based organisations (MBOs) of informal workers – came together to assess the impact of the recession on home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers, across cities and regions in the developing … Read more

Work experience with inner city cardboard recyclers

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

Working in Warwick book review in The Mercury – 19/08/2009

Authored by Richard Dobson and Caroline Skinner, Working in Warwick describes the painstaking processes undertaken by the city to develop the market into the thriving economic hub it is today. Working in Warwick is published by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Development Studies and is available at Adams and Exclusive Books. This  was featured … Read more