The Covid-19 crisis and the South African informal economy: ‘Locked out’ of livelihoods and employment

Caroline Skinner

Caroline Skinner and Michael Rogan co-authored The Covid-19 crisis and the South African informal economy: ‘Locked out’ of livelihoods and employment, as part of the working papers that accompany the NIDS-CRAMS reports. ABSTRACT There is widespread recognition, both internationally and in South Africa, that the measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have impacted particularly […]

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Urban Food Security in Kisumu in light of COVID19

Jane Battersby

ABSTRACT This policy brief is informed by the findings of two research projects done in Kisumu over the last four years: 1) the ESRC/DfID-funded ‘Governing Food Systems to Alleviate Poverty in Secondary Cities in Africa’ (Branded Consuming Urban Poverty); and 2) the IDRC-funded ‘Urban Food Systems Governance for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention in Africa’ (Branded Nourishing […]

The Covid-19 “crisis” in contested cities and divided societies

Andrew Tucker

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit hosts series of webinars on post Covid-19 urban futures. Hosted by Haim Yacobi, the fourth seminar in the series look at the Covid-19 crisis and how it affected racially, ethnically and nationally contested cities and divided societies, with experts from Nicosia, Jerusalem, Belfast and Cape Town representing various perspectives. ACC’s […]

Roundtable: Covid-19, cities and urban informal workers

WHEN: Tuesday, 19 May TIME: 9:30 – 11:00am EST   RSVP & ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR JOIN VIA WEBEX Meeting number: 477 864 257 Meeting password: H6rPKt72P95   The event will feature three presentations by WIEGO team members on the rapid appraisal and policy work by WIEGO in support of the lives and livelihoods of urban informal […]

IN THE PRESS: Upgrades to informal settlements urgently needed

Warren Smit

Khayelitsha is one of the many townships in South Africa established as a racially segregated residential area under the apartheid regime. Like most areas established for “black Africans” during apartheid, it exists on the periphery of the city, some 39km from Cape Town’s centre. About 10 years ago, Khayelitsha represented the largest concentration of poverty […]