30 Apr
  • By Jess Drewett
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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 under-performing and lacklustre township economy. Instead of debating policies which could impact on this component of the national economy, the political discourse has understandably gravitated […]

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17 Apr
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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 songs at AfrikaBurn in May 2019, to thousands of people. This event is over 300km from Cape Town and all the artists are being flown […]

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01 Apr
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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 extensive field research and micro-enterprise survey in the settlements of KwaNobuhle, Rosedale and Langa. In phase 2, SLF collaborated with UrbanWorks Architecture and Urbanism to […]

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