The task is to reflect on the building of the second economy in small and medium sized towns. This involves a review of secondary sources, as well as an input on quantitative measures to support the main arguments.
The paper should draw on:
i) Comparative policies for small and medium-sized towns elsewhere in the world
ii) South African studies of small towns
iii) South African sectoral policies (such as urban and rural development, land reform and business support) which can be promoted and expanded to small and medium-sized towns
iv) Other useful policies drawn from larger cities, which can be adjusted to smaller towns.