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Employment and the 'informal sector'

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...

by Phyllis Papadavid, ODI Briefing Papers in 2016

At the recent IMF and World Bank annual meetings, among the many statistics quoted, IMF director Christine Lagarde singled out three: 1.4%, 1.6% and 1.8% denoting the IMF’s 2016 projection for sub-Saharan Africa’s (SSA) GDP growth, the projection for US GDP growth, and the estimate for export...

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