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Employment and the 'informal sector'

by James Ferguson, Tania Murray Li in 2018

This programmatic article proposes an approach to global political-economic inquiry in the wake of the failure of long-established transition narratives, notably the narrative centred on a universal trajectory from farm-based and “traditional” livelihoods into the “proper jobs” of a modern...

by Wendy Knowler in 2017

The big-name supermarkets should be compelled to stock products produced by “smallholders” and new shopping mall developments should be made to allocate 25% of floor space to local township businesses‚ it has been suggested to the Competition Commission. The submission‚ to the Commission’s...

by Leif Petersen, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation in 2017

Corporate retailers constitute an important element of the core of the South African food economy. Our submission argues that formal sector grocery retail is distorting food economies in ways which disadvantage other stakeholders of food value chains (Greenberg 2016). These effects are felt both...

by Kezia Lilenstein, Ingrid Woolard, Murray Leibbrand, SALDRU in 2016

This working paper from SALDRU discusses how South Africa is distinguished from other countries by its history of Apartheid, in which race‐based policies resulted in vastly inferior education and labour market opportunities for African, Coloured and Asian/Indian individuals. This resulted in...

by Frikkie Liebenberg in 2016

This powerpoint presentation from the Rethinking Agricultures Conference-Dialogue contains a number of graphs and figures on land use, labour indexes, expenditure, etc. The author...

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