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Poverty and inequality

by Andries du Toit in 2017

Are we standing on the brink of a new kind of nihilistic governmentality, where politics is turned into perpetual theatre, disconnected from any kind of coherent government programming?

In many parts of the world, there is a growing crisis in the hegemony of what has commonly been called...

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 David Neves in 2017

Persistent poverty and under-development in South Africa’s former homeland communal areas have been little changed by post-apartheid ‘rural development’ policy. Rural development policy has often been characterised by impulses towards topdown planning, a default assumption that agriculture ought...

by David Neves in 2017

This documentary examines rural livelihoods in South Africa. Drawing on the narratives of several interviewees, it explains how impoverished people in South Africa's rural, former homeland communal areas survive and sustain themselves. The film suggests both the importance of between rural areas...

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...

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