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Theme: Informal Economy
Region(s): South Africa ; Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa VIDEO: Making a living picking waste. CNN . (4 May 2018)

Between 60,000 and 90,000 South Africans make their living as informal waste pickers, they sort through garbage in landfills and outside homes to find recyclable material.

Vanessa Pillay speaks from Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing - WIEGO

South Africa Street vendors face eviction. Herald Live SA . (19 September 2017)
By Capa, Siyamtanda.

Small traders on busy routes say council order to get permits or go threatens their livelihoods.

South Africa Waste pickers get their wheels. The Tembisan . (8 September 2017)

Tembisa resident, Mr Maluleke, was among the 200 Gauteng informal waste pickers who received motorised three-wheeler vehicles during the official launch of an ambitious multi-million Rand waste pickers pilot project at Mehlareng Stadium on September 3.

South Africa Waste project expected to create jobs. Infrastructure News . (6 September 2017)

"We are launching the Waste Recycler's Project aimed at integrating informal recyclers through cooperatives into the mainstream waste economy, providing an income earning opportunity for large numbers of poor people within our communities and pursuing alternatives for landfilling through encouraging recycling and re-use.

South Africa Waste pickers call for increased collaboration. Infrastructure News . (6 September 2017)

This was the message attendees took home from the 4th Biennial General Meeting of the South African Waste Pickers Association (SAWPA).

South Africa Minimum wage for domestic workers may see some out of jobs. Daily News . (31 August 2017)
By Masuku, Sne.

A few employers of domestic workers in Durban and surrounding areas have predicted that the national minimum wage would force them to do their domestic chores themselves.

South Africa Tough new laws for non-compliant employers of domestic workers. Times Live . (27 August 2017)
By Olifant, Nathi.

Some employers would rather pay a fine for non-compliance minister of labour says.

South Africa Waste pickers plan to strike Randburg Sun . (4 July 2017)


Informal recyclers, or waste pickers who normally go through your wheely bins before Pikitup takes away your trash, are reportedly planning to demonstrate tomorrow (5 July) in Braamfontein.

Durban South Africa AeT selected as 2017 Social Design Circle Honoree Curry Stone Design Prize . (2 June 2017)

Asiye Etafuleni (AeT) has been recognized as a 2017 Social Design Circle Honoree by the Curry Stone Design Prize in the category "Can design reclaim public space?" for their work on the urban inclusion of informal workers.