Sub-Saharan Africa

What’s the legal recourse for street vendor evictions?

Pamhidzai H. Bamu-Chipunza, September 19, 2017

WIEGO’s law team discusses how administrative law can empower and protect informal workers in urban public spaces...

Topics: Law

Joburg’s Reclaimers Win Important First Victory in Fight Against Privatization

July 31, 2017

By Carlin Carr

On July 13, hundreds of Johannesburg’s informal waste pickers (known locally as “reclaimers...

Photo Essay: Inside Efforts to Strengthen Leadership among Women Waste Pickers

March 7, 2017

By Sonia Dias, Ana Carolina Ogando, and Vanessa Pillay

Women waste pickers face many challenges in pursuing...

Topics: Organizing

Can informal employment actually reduce poverty?

February 16, 2017
Findings from South Africa suggest that supporting informal employment could help countries reach development goals

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Topics: Economy

Worker’s Story: Sizakele Ncube’s new sewing machine brings both improved income and new worries

February 3, 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been exploring technologies used by informal workers to improve their...

Topics: Livelihoods

Tecnología en la base de la pirámide económica: ¿Qué impide que llegue a los trabajadores y trabajadoras en empleo informal?

January 27, 2017

Por Kendra Hughes

En los últimos años, ha habido un creciente énfasis en el potencial de la tecnología para...

Topics: Livelihoods

Estrategias para la negociación colectiva exitosa

Chris Bonner, January 27, 2017
Las organizaciones de trabajadores y trabajadoras*  en empleo informal necesitan solidaridad, claridad y...
Topics: Organizing

Strategies for Successful Collective Negotiations

Chris Bonner, January 16, 2017
Informal worker organizations need solidarity, clarity and accountability to record bargaining wins

 

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Topics: Organizing

Technology at the bottom of the economic pyramid: What’s inhibiting uptake by informal workers?

January 5, 2017

By Kendra Hughes

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on the potential for technology to...

Topics: Livelihoods

A Union for All: Dar es Salaam’s Mchikichini market vendors join hands with formal workers in model solidarity

November 4, 2016

By Carlin Carr

WIEGO’s newly appointed Organizing and Representation Director Jane Barrett recently returned...

Topics: Organizing
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