Johannesburg's informal sector: historical continuity and change ( South Africa).

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Offers an historical perspective on the shifting trajectory of the informal sector within Johannesburg, South Africa's largest urban centre. First, the shifting mix of the city's informal economy from earliest colonial settlement to contemporary apartheid city is presented. Second, discussion turns to illuminate the twin themes of historical continuity and change with vignettes of two economic spaces, viz. the taking-in of washing and the manufacture and sale of liquor.-from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-151
Number of pages13
JournalAfrican Urban Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


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