29 Jul
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SLF Welcomes Prof. Bothello

SLF is collaborating with Assistant Professor Joel Bothello from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University to research organisational resilience in informal markets. Joel was awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Government of Canada to investigate this topic in Delft South. SLF is the local collaborating partner. The research builds upon the results […]

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29 Jul
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Rental Flats, a Growing Business in Delft

By Anthony Muteti Between the 3rd and 12th of June, I accompanied Professor Joel Bothello from Concordia University to Delft South assisting him with his interviews. Professor Bothello is collaborating with SLF to undertake research on informal micro-enterprises, building upon the SLF research legacy and data from the 2015 survey. Although our time in the […]

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27 Jun
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Digital Storytelling (DST) and Training with HSRC- CeSTII, KZN

In 2017, the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC), Centre of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) introduced a new research theme to complement its core work in South Africa: new indicator development for measuring innovation. This is in response to the growing emphasis on inequality and inclusive growth / development globally; the implications of the […]

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23 May
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Lively Hoods Goes Live update!

It was a strange, crazy and wonderful place to be This was the overall sentiment expressed by the Lively Hoods artists who made the long, gruelling yet performance rewarding trip to AfrikaBurn in the Tankwa Karoo during the first week of May 2019. Artists Simmah, G Major, Tremaine, Bongz  and Lucas, who hail from all […]

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30 Apr
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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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30 Nov
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Lively Hoods To Livelihoods project update

This year SLF won funding from the National Lotteries Commission of South Africa to fund a ground-breaking and ambitious project which aims to collaborate, record and perform with Township musicians and other creative artists. The Artists so far nominated for this project are: DJ Sweetest- A reggae Artist from Ivory Park, Gauteng Bongz – A […]

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