Impact of the pandemic on informal workers in Durban: Stories from the street

Misiwe Maphumulo & Sarah Heneck A WIEGO-led COVID-19 Crisis and the Informal Economy survey was conducted in 12 cities worldwide, with the aim of assessing the impact of the pandemic on informal workers.  Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) surveyed 185 informal workers across three sectors in Durban, namely, waste pickers, market traders and street traders. The COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

The Significance of WIEGO’s 20th Birthday

  Tasmi Quazi Founded in mid-1997, Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO) has been a pioneer in advocating for and with informal workers at numerous levels – in shaping new and innovative approaches to research, organising, policy formulation and development practice. 2017 marks WIEGO’s 20th year of existence which is being celebrated by … 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