Category: Insights

Township Economy in 2020 Series #7: The Township High Street Needs Management’s Support
Townships are a space of innovation like no other. The proactive nature and DIY attitude of commercial stakeholders should be respected and supported. However, these modi operandi often come from [...]
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Township Economy In 2020 Series #6: Township High Streets
There is growing recognition that township high streets fulfill an important role in localised economies. These are the streets in which a high concentration of businesses can be found, notably [...]
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Township Economy in 2020 Series #5: Informal Food Service in South Africa’s Townships
Informal foodservice is a critical sector of the township economy, andcomprises the preparation of sit-down and take-away food in the township and street trade economy. Post COVID-19’s economic effects mean [...]
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Township Economy In 2020 Series #4: An Interview with SLF’s Project Officer, Anthony Muteti
Anthony Muteti, The Sustainable Livelihoods Foudation’s Project Officer, has created a podcast series. In this series, he shares his experiences about what happens in the field while doing research. This [...]
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Township Economy in 2020 Series #3: Do Food Hampers Advance or Undermine Sustainable Diets?
Transitioning towards sustainable diets is imperative to avoiding the worst effects of climate change, environmental degradation and malnutrition. Madeleine Coste, a Food Policy MSc student at City, University of London, [...]
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Township Economy in 2020 Series #2: Rental Accommodation in Delft South and Eindhoven
In this blog, the second of our series on the Township Economy in 2020, we report on a new study of township rental accommodation, conducted in Delft South and Eindhoven, [...]
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Township Economy in 2020 Series #1: Informal Micro-Enterprises in Delft
Most research on informal micro-enterprises in South African townships provides a static perspective of the enterprise and business environment. This makes it difficult to assess the changes that take place [...]
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COVID-19 Community Engagement in South Africa: The time is now
An opinion blog by Dr. Gill Black, Co-director, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation COVID-19 in context Today, South Africans are experiencing their 15th day of COVID-19 lockdown. To date, the national health [...]
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University of Stirling: Post-doctoral Research Associate Opportunity
UKRI-GCRF Water and Fire: Enhancing Capacity and Reducing Risk through ‘15 Best Bets’ for Transformative Adaptation with Vulnerable Residents on the Cape Flats Closing date: 31 May 2020 The Faculties [...]
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Opportunity: UCT Post-doctoral Research Associate opportunity:
UKRI-GCRF Water and Fire: Enhancing Capacity and Reducing Risk through ‘15 Best Bets’ for Transformative Adaptation with Vulnerable Residents on the Cape Flats Closing date: 31 May 2020 The interdisciplinary [...]
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