Category: Township Economy

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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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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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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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Personal Reflections on the Fieldwork Process
Between October and November 2018 a few members of the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) team spent about three and a half weeks in two township areas near Uitenhage in the [...]
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Lively Hoods To Livelihoods project update
This year SLF won funding from the National Lotteries Commission of South Africa to fund a ground-breaking and ambitious project which aims to collaborate, record and perform with Township musicians [...]
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Collaboration between SLF and Human Sciences Research Council (SA)
In 2017, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) introduced a new research theme to complement its core work: new indicator development for measuring innovation. This new research [...]
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Experimental land use research in Namibia featured in ArchitectureSA
In 2016, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation and UrbanWorks teamed up to conduct an analysis of an experimental land use management intervention by the City of Windhoek in Namibia to stimulate small [...]
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Second Successful Solutions Lab: Unlocking Land for Micro-enterprise Growth (ULMEG)
As part of the completion of the SLF project ULMEG, SLF in collaboration with UrbanWorks held the second successful ‘solutions lab’ workshop in Cape Town on the 23rd of March [...]
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A Development Vision for Informal Micro-Enterprises in Philippi East Industrial Area
SLF has collaborated with the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) to produce a development vision for the Philippi East Industrial Area. The project rationale was to develop a strategy for [...]
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