30 Apr
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Action Research and Community Engagement Workshop held in Kerala, India.

Between 5 February and 12 February 2018, SLF staff members Rory Liedeman and Farida Ryklief attended a global gathering hosted in Kerala, India. The workshop event formed part of a five country collaboration with The Institute of Development Studies (UK) in connection with a project funded by The British Academy entitled “Building sustainable inclusion from […]

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30 Apr
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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 accelerating economic inclusion in this area. The development vision was based on thorough research. This included a trader survey and census, geospatial analysis of formal […]

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30 Apr
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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 2018. The ULMEG projects main aim was to tackle land constraints on micro-enterprises in the informal economy. Micro-enterprises are often forced into informalisation due to […]

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30 Apr
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A Right to Economic Inclusion (Final Livelihood Struggles Blog)

  “Everyone has inherent human dignity and the right to have their dignity protected and respected.” Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996)  “The ability of people to earn money and support themselves and their families is an important component of the right to human dignity. Without it they faced […]

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30 Apr
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Community Careworkers Organise Stakeholder Engagement Event

Newsletter Content Contributor: Miriam Waltz   “We clock in and out under a tree whether it rains or is hot… we are like goats or dogs,” says Nozuko Fos, a Community Care Worker (CCW) in Nyanga. She adds: “They are playing games with us,” referring to the Department of Health, with whom the CCWs have […]

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30 Apr
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Developing Effective School Dropout Interventions

Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Hartnack   Since late 2016, SLF has been part of an exciting and important pilot project, funded by the DG Murray Trust, to examine which kinds of approaches aimed at reducing the drop out of at-risk teenagers from school can be most effective. SLF has a grant from the DGMT to […]

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30 Apr
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Eveline Street Exhibition Series

Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Charman   The SLF ULMEG Project (Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth) seeks to investigate and engage with policy makers on land related constraints which hinder the development and growth of micro-enterprises in the township context. One aspect of this project has been to examine the potential of redeveloping high streets to […]

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30 Apr
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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 have intentionally and unintentionally reinforced Apartheid era town planning and spatial injustices. For township micro-entrepreneurs, the land related processes which people have to navigate to […]

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30 Apr
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A New Mall in Delft South: Good or Bad for Local Businesses?

This case study was included in a collaborative submission by SLF, PLAAS, the University of the Western Cape, and the Centre for Excellence in Food Security, in response to the Competition Commission’s inquiry into South Africa’s grocery retail market. The full submission is available here.   Some years ago, the City of Cape Town sold […]

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