15 Jul
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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 informal micro-enterprises. In this essay, I examine some of the key ways that township high streets have become more productive, both economically and in social […]

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01 Jul
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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 that thisimportant but largely underestimated South African business will take on an increasingly important aspect for food security for millions of our poorest residents. Here, […]

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