20 Dec
  • By Camilla Thorogood
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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 Eastern Cape, conducting research on small businesses. The intention of the surveys was to gain an understanding of the range of small businesses in the […]

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The Street
11 Dec
  • By Jess Drewett
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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 uncertainty has become a certainty. We are left with two choices, embrace or challenge it. I’m in favour of the ‘embrace’. The embrace allows us […]

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03 Dec
  • By Jess Drewett
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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 SLF team spent four weeks conducting field research in a number of residential areas surrounding Uitenhage, approximately 35 kilometres from Port Elizabeth. The areas that […]

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