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30 March 2017
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30 Mar 2017
 
 
What makes the rand so volatile: global or home-made factors?
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Exchange-rate volatility can complicate decisions concerning trade and investment and constrain a country’s economic growth. Understanding what contributes to a currency’s volatility is an...
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01 Mar 2017
 
Could informal enterprises stimulate township economies? A study of two Midrand townships
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Informal enterprises are perceived to lack the necessary business and economic fundamentals to stimulate their local economies. However, informal enterprises are not homogenous. In a study of...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
Factors contributing to the demise of informal enterprises: evidence from a Cape township
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The reasons for the closure of fairly well-established informal enterprises are varied. Between 2010 and 2015, in the Cape Flats township of Delft South, a key factor was the failure to respond...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Youth unemployment: what can we do in the short run?
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The challenge of youth unemployment is shaped by factors in both the labour market and the education system, alongside intricate community, household and individual-level issues. This complex...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
The employability of higher education graduates: are qualifications enough?
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The transition from higher education to employment is a challenge, considering persistent graduate un- and underemployment. Qualifications are not enough. Graduates (should) develop a ‘workplace...
 
 
12 Oct 2016
 
Are internal migrants more likely to be unemployed than locally born residents?
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This article compares the labour-market status of migrants and locally born residents. The focus is on migration into Cape Town and the Western Cape from elsewhere in South Africa. Survey and...
 
 
22 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Between the devil and the deep blue sea? The financing of higher education
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Higher-than-inflation increases in student fees since 2009 often are blamed on declining government subsidies to universities. This is not entirely correct, if one considers real per-student...
 
 
07 Sep 2016
 
The nuts and bolts of micro-manufacturing in the township - a Cape Town case study
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The informal sector is frequently viewed as comprising only street traders. However, micro-manufacturing of various types constitutes a small but significant component. A Cape Town case study of...
 
 
 
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