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by David Neves, Michael Aliber, Jan Mogaladi & Andries du Toit in 2011

This report describes the findings of an in-depth investigation into informal self-employment in the South African context. The research sought to understand the contribution of informal self-employment to the livelihoods of the impoverished, the factors that both enable and constrain informal...

by David Neves, Michael Aliber, Jan Mogaladi, Andries du Toit in 2011

This text describes research undertaken to investigate small-scale self-employment at the margins of the South African economy. Despite high levels of poverty and unemployment South Africa’s informal sector is, by developing country standards, comparatively small. As economic informality is...

by Tristan Görgens in 2010

Despite an extensive process of basic needs service delivery since 1994, the South African state as largely failed to challenge, and in some respects has contributed to perpetuating, the form and functioning of the apartheid city. In this regard, there are two related areas of policy debate...

by Wolfgang Werner, Willem Odendaal in 2010

In 1990, Namibia emerged from colonial rule with a skewed distribution of agricultural land and high levels of poverty. The new government led by SWAPO Party initiated a process to address the land question within the first few months of Independence. A National Conference on Land Reform and the...

by Wolfgang Werner, Bertus Kruger in 2007

This paper provides a brief overview of land reform and resettlement in Namibia. It will begin by discussing very briefly some of the factors that shaped the formulation and implementation of land reform. An attempt will be made to throw some light on 5 different interest groups that influence...

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