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Date: 4 AUGUST 2020 | 12H00 –14H00
Dr Andrew Charman, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation NPC
Dr Leif Petersen, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation NPC; Extraordinary Senior Lecturer Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), UWC
Thireshen Govender, Graduate School of Architecture, UJ and UrbanWorks
Prof. Ivan Turok, HSRC
Dr Vimal Ranchhod, School of Economics, UCT
Township Economy provides a unique insight into township informal business and entrepreneurship. It is set in the post-apartheid period, in the third decade of Africa’s democracy and draws on evidence collected from 2010-2018 in 10 township sites, nine in South Africa and one in Namibia. The book focuses on micro-enterprises, the business strategies of township entrepreneurs and the impact of autonomous informal economic activities on urban life.
The book is unique in approach and content. It looks at spatial influences at various gradients, from the city-wide level, to objects, to invisible infrastructure. The analysis examines the influence of power as a tool to dominate and control and thus constrain inclusive opportunities. This captivating book will be of interest to academic researchers, university students and specialists in business studies, urbanism, politics and socio-economic development.
Book available here: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/township-economy-people-spaces-and-practices
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