Reflecting on AeT’s 2014 Activities and Beyond: Series 4 of 4

Tasmi Quazi Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) award-winning approach involves work in the following areas; design, urban intelligence, advocacy and education. Emanating from these key themes are projects, programmes and activities being carried forward into 2015. The final piece in the 4-series article will reflect on our work in “education”. An exposure dialogue programme with Workers College, … Read more

Staff Profile: Project Leader

By Tasmi Quazi Richard Dobson is the co-founder and Project Leader of Asiye eTafuleni.  He is an architect by profession, and based on his integral involvement in urban regeneration work in Durban’s inner-city since 1996, he co-authored the book “Working in Warwick: Including Street Traders in Urban Plans”.  Furthermore, he has been invited to a … Read more

Cardboard Recycling Project in the News

By Tasmi Quazi  The Imagine Durban Cardboard Recycling Project being implemented by Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) since 2009 was featured in the Metro Ezasegagasini supplement of the local Mercury newspaper (6-19 July 2012, Page 5).  The article titled “Promoting cardboard recycling” written by Themba Khumalo talked about the positive impact of the Project, as he writes: … Read more

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

The Travels of the ‘Working in Warwick’ Exhibition

By Tasmi Quazi The images of the ‘Working in Warwick’ exhibition were taken by the internationally renowned Architectural Photographer, Dennis Gilbert. This vibrant library of images is also published in the book ‘Working in Warwick: Including Street Traders in Urban Plans’, co-authored by Asiye eTafuleni’s (AeT) Richard Dobson and Caroline Skinner. The motivation behind the … 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