Author: Jess Drewett

DYAP Activities
For the past three months SLF has been working to build interest and participation in an afterschool social club pilot programme, with help from a group of professional creative talent [...]
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Promoting one voice over the other: Facebook ads administration during the Street Life in Ivory…
Malan Jacobs, former Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) team member from March 2013 until July 2015, shares his essay: ‘Promoting one voice over the other: Facebook ads administration during the Street [...]
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SLF Welcomes Prof. Bothello
SLF is collaborating with Assistant Professor Joel Bothello from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University to research organisational resilience in informal markets. Joel was awarded an Insight Development [...]
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Rental Flats, a Growing Business in Delft
By Anthony Muteti Between the 3rd and 12th of June, I accompanied Professor Joel Bothello from Concordia University to Delft South assisting him with his interviews. Professor Bothello is collaborating [...]
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Digital Storytelling (DST) and Training with HSRC- CeSTII, KZN
In 2017, the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC), Centre of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) introduced a new research theme to complement its core work in South Africa: new [...]
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Lively Hoods Goes Live update!
“It was a strange, crazy and wonderful place to be” This was the overall sentiment expressed by the Lively Hoods artists who made the long, gruelling yet performance rewarding trip [...]
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An age of informality: the regulatory crisis in the township economy
Andrew Charman The upcoming national general elections provides an important opportunity to reflect on the current direction of economic policy. The policy arena on which our work focuses is the [...]
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SLF’s Lively Hoods to Livelihoods project is going live!
After many months of providing training, writing and recording songs and filming music videos, a select few of the talented artists of the Lively Hoods project will be performing their [...]
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A Township Economy Development Strategy for Uitenhage
The VW B-BBEE Initiatives Trust commissioned SLF to develop a suitable strategy for township economy development in Uitenhage. The project was undertaken in two phases. In phase 1, SLF undertook [...]
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Certainly Uncertain
It is undeniable that we occupy tumultuous and uncertain times in South Africa. A brief glance at our morning headlines is sharp reassurance of this reality. So much so, that [...]
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