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Enforced informalisation: the case of liquor retailers in South Africa
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
After a decade of unsuccessful efforts to migrate informal businesses to South Africa’s formal economy there remains little understanding of the dynamics in this sector, especially as regards micro-enterprises. International ...
Xenophobia, criminality and violent entrepreneurship: violence against Somali shopkeepers in Delft South, Cape Town, South Africa
(Taylor & Francis; Unisa Press, 2012)
Violence against Somali shopkeepers is often cited as evidence of xenophobic attitudes and violence in South Africa. However, as argued in this article, it is not necessarily the case that such violence is driven by ...
From local survivalism to foreign entrepreneurship: the transformation of the spaza sector in Delft, Cape Town
(University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2012)
Small, home-based grocery stores, known as spaza shops, are ubiquitous throughout the township areas of urban South Africa, constituting an important business in the informal economy. In recent years, this retail market ...