Our study of food delivery workers in one English city highlights the daily challenges facing undocumented migrants in this sector.
Domestic resource mobilisation cannot be achieved by over-taxing the livelihoods of the most vulnerable workers in the informal sector.
A slowdown in price rises, combined with the shift to less aggressive rate hikes, is good news for the minister’s budget initiatives on growth.
Urban expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa and the need for daily mobility
The city’s street trading management approach is mainly restrictive. Relocations, harassment and confiscation of of traders’ stock are common.
The tax on electronic transactions has not generated as much revenue as the government of Ghana expected.
Skills training in Zimbabwe excludes students from poor backgrounds. The informal sector should be used as a training ground for them.
Mozambique’s trade unions have not been a strong force in society – which has left a space for others to fill.
As Zimbabwe heads for 2023 presidential elections, there are key things voters should watch out for in the social protection promises made by candidates.
Informal sector organisations in Zimbabwe have the potential to influence politics at a personal and societal level.
A levy on electronic transactions in Ghana makes sense if the government gets the architecture for it right
Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.
Informal economic activities in Norton, Zimbabwe play a part in environmental sustainability and contribute to the town’s financial sustainability.
Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can the structural barriers to low-skilled employment growth be overcome?
Youth unemployment in Nigeria is a skills mismatch problem – corporations can’t find suitable workers in the midst of a large pool of unemployed workers.
Most of the million gardners employed in South Africa earn less than the minimum wage.
Many unemployed young people are engaged in a variety of economic activities. These may not necessarily be recognised as a form of self employment or informal employment.
It’s time African governments supported the development of online platforms designed to support local people in the informal sector.
Waste reclaimers save South African municipalities up to R748 million a year in landfill space. Without them, the country’s recycling economy would not exist.