30 Apr
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High Street Study in Katutura, Windhoek

Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Charman   The Unlocking Land for Micro-Enterprise Growth (UMLEG) project aims to influence public policy on land constraints affecting micro-enterprises in urban communities. One objective of UMLEG is to generate knowledge on land use challenges such as tenure insecurity, lack of access to land, municipal by-laws and inappropriate zoning. A second […]

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30 Apr
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The Zimbabwean Spring

SLF Director Andrew Hartnack reflects on an international conference and the launch of his new book in Harare, Zimbabwe. On the 2nd and 3rd of September 2016, I had the privilege of attending the 2nd annual conference of the Zimbabwe Historical Association, held at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare. This was a gathering of many […]

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30 Apr
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Pending Public Release of Informality Data

Newsletter Content Contributor: Andrew Charman   The Formalising Informal Micro-Enterprises (FIME) project undertook research on township micro-enterprises from 2010-2015. One aspect of the research was to investigate enterprise characteristics and business challenges. The project conducted 3188 interviews with business owners in eight different township localities. The data has been compiled into a data-set to enable […]

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30 Apr
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PMA Highlights #DelftLivesMatter through Engagement Events

Newsletter Content Contributors: Nava Derakhshani, Joanna Wheeler and Caitlin Tonkin   Delft, Cape Town, has one of the highest crime rates in the country, with record levels of homicides. SLF has been working with a group of Delft residents (the Delft Safety Group) to help them tell their own stories about the problems they face […]

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30 Apr
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‘Livelihood Struggles’ Blog Series Launch

Experiences of Exclusion from the Formal Economy   “The law is sometimes too tough for us.” These may sound like the words of a criminal, encountering the workings of due justice. In fact, they are the words of a woman who runs an Educare centre in Ivory Park, Johannesburg, but struggles to achieve compliance with […]

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30 Apr
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Competition Commission Grocery Market Award

Newsletter Content Contributor: Mapaseka Dipale   The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation has been awarded work by the Competition Commission to conduct a research study on grocery markets. The Competition Commission is one of three independent competition regulatory authorities established in terms of the Competition Act, with the other two being the Competition Tribunal and the Competition […]

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30 Apr
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Economic Exclusion in Action

The following blog is the first in the series ‘Livelihood Struggles’,  and is the work of guest-writer, Gideon C. du Toit, a freelance writer based in the Garden Route region. The experiences described and opinions expressed are those of du Toit himself, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Foundation or its collaborators. […]

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30 Apr
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Everliving Film Screening at the Labia

Newsletter Content Contributor: Miriam Waltz   On 16 November a group of Rastafarian bossiedokters (herbalists), in collaboration with SLF, hosted a film screening at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town. Titled ‘Everliving’, the stories showed how bush doctors face police harassment, exclusionary conservation polices, lack of access to land, and mistrust. The stories also explored […]

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