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The Resource International migrants in Johannesburg's informal economy, Sally Peberdy

International migrants in Johannesburg's informal economy, Sally Peberdy

Label
International migrants in Johannesburg's informal economy
Title
International migrants in Johannesburg's informal economy
Statement of responsibility
Sally Peberdy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This report provides a rich view of the activities of migrant entrepreneurs in the informal economy of Johannesburg. It is hoped that the information will facilitate understanding of the informal sector and its potential, and not just in the context of migrant entrepreneurs. The informal economy plays a significant role in the entrepreneurial landscape of the City of Johannesburg and is patronized by most of the city's residents. The research presented here challenges commonly held opinions about migrant entrepreneurs in the City of Johannesburg and shows that they do not dominate the informal economy, which remains largely in the hands of South Africans. In late 2013, the City, through Operation Clean Sweep, removed up to 8,000 traders from the city's streets. As this and recent xenophobic attacks demonstrate, Johannesburg can be a hostile place in which to operate a business as an informal economy migrant entrepreneur. Instead of trying to sweep the streets clean of these small businesses, government at national, provincial and city levels should develop policies to grow the SMME economy, develop township economies, and manage the informal economy and street trading. They need to incorporate the businesses owned by migrant entrepreneurs, rather than exclude and demonize them. These businesses make an invaluable contribution to Johannesburg's economy despite operating in a non-enabling political and policy environment
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Peberdy, Sally
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SAMP migration policy series
Series volume
no. 71
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrant business enterprises
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrant business enterprises
  • South Africa
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Label
International migrants in Johannesburg's informal economy, Sally Peberdy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Research methodology -- The informal economy -- Profile of migrant entrepreneurs -- Moving to South Africa -- Business ownership and strategies -- Entrepreneurial motivation -- Business profitability -- Contributing to the South African economy -- Mobility and cross-border linkages -- Business challenges -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn963702303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781920596224
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 969821
  • 22573/ctvh8gx86
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963702303
Label
International migrants in Johannesburg's informal economy, Sally Peberdy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Research methodology -- The informal economy -- Profile of migrant entrepreneurs -- Moving to South Africa -- Business ownership and strategies -- Entrepreneurial motivation -- Business profitability -- Contributing to the South African economy -- Mobility and cross-border linkages -- Business challenges -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn963702303
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (61)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781920596224
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 969821
  • 22573/ctvh8gx86
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963702303

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