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Could informal enterprises stimulate township economies? A study of two Midrand townships

Could informal enterprises stimulate township economies? A study of two Midrand townships

By: Econ3x3      1st March 2017 Informal enterprises are perceived to lack the necessary business and economic fundamentals to stimulate their local economies. However, informal... 

Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township

Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township

By: Econ3x3      17th January 2017 The reasons for the closure of fairly well-established informal enterprises are varied. Between 2010 and 2015, in the Cape Flats township of Delft... 

Youth unemployment: what can we do in the short run?

Youth unemployment: what can we do in the short run?

By: Econ3x3      13th December 2016 The challenge of youth unemployment is shaped by factors in both the labour market and the education system, alongside intricate community,... 

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The employability of higher education graduates: are qualifications enough?

The employability of higher education graduates: are qualifications enough?

By: Econ3x3      21st November 2016 The transition from higher education to employment is a challenge, considering persistent graduate un- and underemployment. Qualifications are not... 

Are internal migrants more likely to be unemployed than locally born residents?

Are internal migrants more likely to be unemployed than locally born residents?

By: Econ3x3      12th October 2016 This article compares the labour-market status of migrants and locally born residents. The focus is on migration into Cape Town and the Western... 

Between the devil and the deep blue sea? The financing of higher education

Between the devil and the deep blue sea? The financing of higher education 

By: Econ3x3      22nd September 2016 Higher-than-inflation increases in student fees since 2009 often are blamed on declining government subsidies to universities. This is not entirely... 

The nuts and bolts of micro-manufacturing in the township - a Cape Town case study

The nuts and bolts of micro-manufacturing in the township - a Cape Town case study

By: Econ3x3      7th September 2016 The informal sector is frequently viewed as comprising only street traders. However, micro-manufacturing of various types constitutes a small but... 

Predicting the impact of a national minimum wage: are the general equilibrium models up to the task?

Predicting the impact of a national minimum wage: are the general equilibrium models up to the task?

By: Econ3x3      12th August 2016 This article analyses whether computable general equilibrium (CGE) models are suitable for projecting the likely consequences of implementing a... 

Wealth inequality – striking new insights from tax data

Wealth inequality – striking new insights from tax data

By: Econ3x3      25th July 2016 Although South Africa is known for its extreme income inequality, the degree of wealth inequality is even greater. New tax and survey data suggest... 

Cooperatives: has the dream become a nightmare?

Cooperatives: has the dream become a nightmare?

By: Econ3x3      24th June 2016 Over the past 15 years Government has promoted cooperatives at national and provincial levels with the aim of enabling small producers to tap into... 

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