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Women street traders in urban South Africa

F. J. Lund

Women street traders in urban South Africa

a synthesis of selected research findings

by F. J. Lund

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Published by School of Development Studies, University of Natal in Durban .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.,
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Peddlers and peddling -- South Africa,
    • Informal sector (Economics) -- South Africa,
    • Women -- Employment -- South Africa,
    • Women merchants -- South Africa,
    • Women -- South Africa -- Economic conditions

    • Edition Notes

      StatementFrancie Lund.
      SeriesCSDS research report ;, no. 15
      ContributionsUniversity of Natal. School of Development Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF5459.S6 L862 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination47 p. ;
      Number of Pages47
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3530878M
      ISBN 101868402916
      LC Control Number2001427418
      OCLC/WorldCa43382543

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Women street traders in urban South Africa by F. J. Lund Download PDF EPUB FB2

Women street traders F J Lund CSDS Report No 15 8. involved a census of all street traders in the area, followed by more detailed interviews with some or traders. A survey of nearly all street traders in Isipingo, south of Durban, has a similarly large sample (Mbona, ).

Get this from a library. Women street traders in urban South Africa: a synthesis of selected research findings. [F J Lund; University of Natal.

School of Development Studies.]. urban informal sector, and it is mainly women that operate as street traders. Street vending is sometimes the only occupational option for many poor people and is the only means of earning some income, however low (WIEGO, ).

Lund ( ) argues that street trading in South Africa. the problems and coping mechanisms of female street traders in the informal economy. Research by Statistics South Africa has shown that there are more females than males working in the informal sector and that these females dominate the wholesale and retail trade.

(Stats SA, ). Street traders ˇ. The majority of street traders in South Africa are black women who trade in a range of goods including sweets, knick knacks, cigarettes, clothing, and (most prominently) in fruit and vegetables (often produced by someone else). Despite its relatively modest appearance, street trading is one of the largest sectors of the informal economy.

In many countries, especially in Africa, Women street traders in urban South Africa book majority of street vendors are women: 88 per cent in Ghana, 68 per cent in South Africa, and 63 per cent in Kenya (ILO and WIEGO ).

Only in a few countries where cultural norms restrict women’s economic activities do women account for 10 per cent or less of street.

Abstract. The number of migrants working on the streets of cities throughout South Africa has increased tremendously over the past few years.

This study draws on qualitative data to understand the experiences of migrant street traders in Durban, South by: 4. The informal sector of South Africa is over represented by women who come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and, as outlined in Part 1, this has been reinforced and maintained through history, legislation and city planning.

This CAI paper attempts to shed more light on some of the challenges faced by informal sector workers, particularly women traders in Durban.

A GLOBAL PICTURE, THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT By Martha Alter Chen Horner Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study South Africa Tunisia 97 97 84 83 96 30 39 83 59 61 59 91 14 52 62 53 37 60 59 61 18 Latin America Women Traders as a Share of: Total Trade Employment Total Trade GDP Total Informal Trade.

A pervasive system of migrant labor played a fundamental part in shaping the past and present of South Africa’s economy and society and has left indelible marks on the wider region. South Africa was long infamous for its entrenched system of racial discrimination.

But it is also unique in the extent to which urbanization, industrialization, and rural transformation have been molded by Author: Peter Delius. Street and informal traders fall within the informal economy sector.

The sector comprises one half to three quarters of non-agricultural employment in developing countries. Specifically, these figures amount to 48% of non agricultural employment in Africa, 51% in Latin America, 65% in Asia, and 72% in Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa.

them. And they make up a big percentage of informal workers in South Africa. Some traders earn well, but this booklet concentrates on the many who earn only a little money which helps them and their families survive.

Most of the ‚survivalist™ traders are women. Inthere were about half a million street traders in South Africa. In the. Working in Warwick: Integrating Street Traders into Urban Plans. Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Skinner, C. ‘The Struggle for the Streets: Processes of Exclusion and Inclusion of Street Traders in Durban, South Africa’, Development Southern Africa, Vol.

25 No. Devey, R. Skinner, C and Valodia I. While women in much of Africa have struggled to gain urban citizenship and continue to be weighed down by poor education, low income and confinement to domestic responsibilities due to patriarchic norms, a new form of urban dynamism - partly informed by the informal economy - is now enabling them to manage poverty, create jobs and link to the Missing: street traders.

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Inclusive Cities Project August Introduction. Asiye eTafuleni (AeT) is a fairly young organization (founded in ) operating in Durban, South Africa. While literature abounds that illustrates how urbanization and urban planning have victimized Africans by condemning them to slums, street trade and the informal sector, there is little in the way of literature to show how Africans have configured the city through their participation in economic informality, hence the quest of this book to examine the state and impact of women in economic informality in Nairobi city.

Lex van Dam: There has been research done into this and there is no difference between the analytical ability of male and female traders. However, women tend to be more patient and trade Author: Maseena Ziegler. In her new book, New African Fashion, style writer Helen Jennings attempts to explore the real face of style across Africa.

She looks past the clichés that make it to western catwalks, such as. Street Trade in Africa: A Review. Caroline Skinner. Working Paper No April ISBN Acknowledgements. This research was initiated and supported by the global research. Deciding to travel to South Africa 2 main situations: Getting the information from an acquaintance, a friend or a relative who had stayed or was staying in South Africa: 12 street traders.

ST5’s elder sister was staying in South Africa and ST5 was sometimes visiting her. She started to go to South Africa. employed to prevent street trading in the cities of South Africa (Skinner, b: ). Since then street-trading has become a common occurrence in South African cities, but by-laws have been put in place to regulate it.

In terms of the by-laws, informal street trading is restricted to certain areas while it is prohibited in others (Rogerson, Cited by: Opportunities and constraints facing informal street traders: Evidence from four South African cities Article January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Francie Lund ()‟s study on „Women Street Vendors in Urban South Africa: A Synthesis of Selected Research Findings‟ is based on the women street vendors at Johannesburg CBD and Durban Metropolitan.

The study revealed that the level of education among the street vendors in both the cities was very low. Gender disparity was. Inclusive urban management in Lagos: a case for street traders’ survival By Ayo Denton, Future Lagos on 20 June Informality | Lagos Urban designer and researcher Kolade Akiyode asserts the virtue of inclusive governance for street trading and the informal economy in an interview with Future Lagos.

In South Africa the abolishment of apartheid led to the rapid urbanisation of major cities and with it an increase in street trade which is recognised under the Business Act No. 76 of However, many authors have argued that street trade is still restricted in urban.

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, London South Bank University, UK [email protected] & [email protected] Abstract Globalisation and liberalisation have resulted in an increasingly informal urban workforce, in particular street and market traders (Carr and Chen, ) but this has not been. by women while elementary occupations are held predominantly by men.

In informal self-employment, craft and related trade work and street-vending are the dominant activities. Earnings in the informal economy • Informal workers earn considerably less on average than formal workers in South Africa Cited by: A REVIEW OF STREET TRADE IN AFRICA 1. Introduction Street and roadside trade is an important economic activity that sustains a significant percentage of rural and urban dwellers, especially within the developing countries.

The activity falls among the Small and. Street trading is one of the largest informal sectors and Lilly is just another example of black women who make up the majority of street hawkers in South Africa. Tshwane municipality should realize that we are human and we play an important role in the city.

It is only over the last three or four decades that women's role in the history of South Africa has, belatedly, been given some recognition. Previously the history of women's political organization, their struggle for freedom from oppression, for community rights and, importantly, for gender equality, was largely ignored in history texts.

Today informal street trade is viewed as one of the ways by means of which to alleviate South Africa's existing employment crisis and accommodation of the informal street trade is seen as a top priority.

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AmidstCited by: 5. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: street traders. Provides an overview of the street trading sector in South Africa, examines organizational issues and investigates the strategies of three organizations: the Informal Trade Management Board, the Gauteng Hawkers Association and the Self Employed Women’s Union.

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