Category: Insights

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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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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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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A Township Development strategy for Uitenhage: project update
The first phase of the township development strategy for Uitenhage, in partnership with the Volkswagen BBBEE Trust, kicked off in the last quarter of 2018. Between October and November, the [...]
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