Category: Township Economy

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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Competition Commission Research on the Road
Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Charman (on behalf of Leif Petersen)   As announced at the end of last year, SLF has been contracted by the Competition Commission to undertake research [...]
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Our latest report on Post-Apartheid Spatial Inequality
The report shows how South Africa’s spatially unjust land use systems impact on (informal) micro-enterprises in the township context. The report illustrates the ways in which land use management systems [...]
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Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth: A Solution Lab
SLF has embarked on a research project entitled ‘Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth’ (ULMEG), which has grown from the findings of our flagship project ‘Formalising Informal Micro Enterprises (FIME). Through [...]
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