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  • Will formalising property rights reduce poverty in South Africa’s ‘second economy’? 

    Cousins, Ben; Cousins, Tessa; Hornby, Donna; Kingwill, Rosalie; Royston, Lauren; Smit, Warren (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
    De Soto’s influential book The mystery of capital offers a simple yet beguiling message: capitalism can be made to work for the poor, through formalising their property rights in houses, land and small businesses. This ...