The South African informal sector: creating jobs, reducing poverty

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dc.contributor.editor Fourie, F.C.v.N. en 2018-05-24 en 2022-08-17T14:18:12Z 2022-08-17T14:18:12Z 2018-05-24 en
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dc.description.abstract Although South Africa's informal sector is small compared to other developing countries, it nevertheless provides livelihoods, employment and income for millions of workers and business owners. Almost half of informal-sector workers work in firms with employees. The annual entry of new enterprises is quite high, as is the number of informal enterprises that grow their employment. There is no shortage of entrepreneurship and desire to grow. However, obstacles and constraints cause hardship and failure, pointing to the need for well-designed policies to enable and support the sector, rather than suppress it. The same goes for formalisation. Recognising the informal sector as an integral part of the economy, rather than ignoring it, is a crucial first step towards instituting a 'smart' policy approach. The South African Informal Sector is strongly evidence- and data-driven, with substantial quantitative contributions combined with qualitative findings - suitable for an era of increased pressure for evidence-based policy-making - and utilises several disciplinary perspectives. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject JOB CREATION en
dc.title The South African informal sector: creating jobs, reducing poverty en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10388 en
dc.outputnumber 9352 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fourie, F.C.v.N. (ed). (2018) The South African informal sector: creating jobs, reducing poverty. Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en

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