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Webinar: Covid-19: What’s happening in our informal economy?

When: Thursday, 23 April 2020 at 13:00

Join PLAAS for the next webinar in this series on “Covid-19: What’s happening in our informal economy?” featuring Luyanda Hlatswayo (African Reclaimers Organisation), Lynette Maart (Black Sash South Africa) and Prof Imraan Valodia (Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of Witwatersrand).

The speakers will give perspective on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on those seeking to survive in South Africa’s informal economy. Questions for discussion include:

  • How and why are people in the informal economy so vulnerable to the economic shock of the lockdown?
  • How is the lockdown impacting on people who depend on the informal economy, and what are the implications for our ability to implement social distancing in poor communities?
  • What are the most effective steps that government can take to protect lives and livelihoods in the informal economy?

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