South Africa

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

...

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

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

Five Case Studies that Illustrate Steps Toward an Inclusive City

Rhonda Douglas, October 28, 2016

Creating “inclusive cities” is a hot topic right now. Habitat III has just wound up in Quito, Ecuador – the UN’s...

Topics: Cities

Domestic workers in Johannesburg: Hidden, vulnerable and essential

September 8, 2016

By Leslie Vryenhoek

Domestic workers represent a vast, hidden and essential workforce whose efforts inside...

Child care for women informal workers proves essential to earning power

August 31, 2016

By Rachel Moussie

Women’s economic empowerment is a central feature of development debates today. A key focus...

"Be Safe With Us": How Durban Market Traders Collaborated with Officials to Improve Workplace Safety

July 13, 2016

By Carlin Carr

Durban’s busy downtown market, Warwick...

Syndicate content