Asiye e Tafuleni means “let’s go to the table”. By taking a “bottom up” approach to compliment local government efforts, Asiye e Tafuleni collobarates with informal traders, local government officials, and town planners to creatively include the voices and interests of informal traders in urban planning and development.
As a social facilitation agency, AeT has been pioneering in research, multi-stakeholder dialogue and negotiation, policy development, and service delivery aimed at filling the pro-poor development vacuum that exists in urban design and planning.
Through its innovative work in the Warwick Avenue market area in Durban, South Africa, Asiye e Tafuleni is a driver for systemic change towards more inclusive cities across the southern Africa region.
The initiative exemplifies higher level partnerships that work for the benefit of vulnerable groups at a very local level, the judges said.