10 Jul
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Experimental land use research in Namibia featured in ArchitectureSA

In 2016, the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation and UrbanWorks teamed up to conduct an analysis of an experimental land use management intervention by the City of Windhoek in Namibia to stimulate small business activities. Our research enquiry centred on Eveline Street in Goreangab Township, a north-western extension of Katutura established in 1991. Eveline Street was one of […]

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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 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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Competition Commission Research on the Road

Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Charman (on behalf of Leif Petersen)   As announced at the end of last year, SLF has been contracted by the Competition Commission to undertake research across all nine provinces on competitiveness within the spaza sector. The study aims to interview 1800 business owners and operators, using (where possible) a modified […]

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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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Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth: A Solution Lab

SLF has embarked on a research project entitled ‘Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth’ (ULMEG), which has grown from the findings of our flagship project ‘Formalising Informal Micro Enterprises (FIME). Through FIME we have illustrated ways in which land use management systems have intentionally (as well as unintentionally) reinforced Apartheid era town planning and spatial injustice, […]

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