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The trouble with poverty: reflections on South Africa's post-apartheid anti-poverty consensus
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2012)
This paper considers the state of poverty discourse in South Africa since 1994: the ideological frameworks, narratives and assumptions that have shaped the construction of poverty as an object of academic knowledge, ...
Research Report to Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development in South Africa (PSPPD)
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
This report documents research conducted on small-scale informal self-employment at the margins of the South African economy. Despite high levels of poverty and unemployment South Africa has, by developing country ...
In search of South Africa’s second economy: Chronic poverty, vulnerability and adverse incorporation in Mt. Frere and Khayelitsha
(Institute for Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), 2007)
Since 2003, South African policy discourse about persistent poverty has been dominated by the notion that poor people stay poor because they are trapped in a ‘second economy’, disconnected from the mainstream ‘first world ...
The use and effectiveness of social grants in South Africa
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
This research examines the effectiveness of social grants in South Africa, and how recipients use their grants. As a form of social protection, social grants not only ameliorate poverty and provide a safety net, they ...