Trade and Industry

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Marlese von Broembsen
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Patrick Sathorar acts as a marketing consultant for a group of 25-30 HIV-positive women in Nyanga, Cape Town. They produce textile and beaded products and Patrick facilitates their participation in the formal market by sourcing and negotiating contracts for them. Patrick’s role comprises the following: first, he meets with a client (typically a…"

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Improving small, marginalised producers access to modern markets has increasingly been accepted as an important element in South African policy debates on improving the employment, income and livelihood opportunities for such producers. The importance of market access arises because in the absence of such access, these producers are restricted to servicing proximate, local…"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Author(s) Obert Pimhidzai
  • Countries and Regions Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), East African Community (EAC)
Session 4A: Is Informal Normal in Low Income Countires? If So, What Does this Mean for Development Policy?"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Author(s) Alberto Behar
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 4A: Is Informal Normal in Low Income Countires? If So, What Does this Mean for Development Policy?"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Western Cape
  • Author(s) Derek Yu
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7A: Survey Data Quality Assessments"

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Author(s) Louise Fox
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 4A: Is Informal Normal in Low Income Countires? If So, What Does this Mean for Development Policy?"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) The Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme (CSID); School of Economics and Business Sciences, University of Witwatersrand
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Street trading is the most common type of informal self-employment activity in South Africa. Traders sell a range of products such as fruits and vegetables, cooked food, new and used clothing, cosmetics, footwear, dvds, “public” telephone services and mobile phone accessories. Most traders operate from stalls or tables in market areas or on…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Viktor Tokman
  • Countries and Regions Mercosur (Common Market of the South)
This paper deals with informality and its transition to modernity. The transit to formalization will enable those working in the informal economy to improve their chances of being included, become less vulnerable, and ensure a better performance of their activities. But this also requires recognition of the fact that formality has been tailored…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2008
  • Author(s) Mompati N. Baiphethi; Siyabulela Manona;M.F. Viljoen;G. Kundhlande
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Most of the communal arable lands in the former homeland areas are currently either underutilized or not utilized at all. Among some of the reasons given is the absence of 'land markets' owing to the communal nature of the rights bestowed on the owners/users of the land. This paper aims to propose the…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Karen Harrison
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Siyakhula, or the Western Cape Bus Operators’ Transport Cooperative Ltd, operates within the bus sector of the transport industry. A brief description of the sector follows in order to contextualise the operations of the cooperative. The transport, storage and communications sector increased its share in real output growth in the Western Cape from…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This executive summary is not presented in the usual manner of summarising the findings of each chapter of the report. The complexity and detail covered in the report, and the nuances in the debates, makes such an option impossible. Rather, a brief overview of the key issues and approaches is presented as a…"

  • Year 2004
  • Author(s) Nathan Okurut; Andrie Schoombee; Servaas van der Berg
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Uganda is one of the few African countries which has experienced quite substantial growth in the period since 1990. Growth of GDP has been estimated at 6.9% per annum for the period 1990-2002, compared to only 2.6% for all African countries and Ugandas own far weaker performance of 2.9% in the 1980s (World…"

  • Year 2004
  • Author(s) Cally Ardington and Murray Leibbrandt
This paper examines the impact of formality of employment on the utilisation of financial services, using data from the October 2000 Income and Expenditure Survey and the September 2000 Labour Force Survey. The presence of an employed member in the household is seen to be important for the utilisation of both bank accounts…"

  • Year 2000
  • Author(s) Imraan Valodia
This paper examines the gender dimensions of the growth in informal and flexible work in South Africa and the government's policy response to this. The paper outlines the growth in informal and flexible work practices, and as illustrative examples, analyses how trade and industrial policies and labour market policies are impacting on the…"