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Vulnerability and social protection at the margins of the formal economy
(Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2006)
This report sets out the results of an in-depth study of livelihood strategies and ‘coping mechanisms’ among poor people in one very specific, but highly significant context of poverty in South Africa. Its core concrete ...
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 ...