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Zimbabwe: One vast informal business

Zimbabwe: One vast informal business

The collapse of the economy has seen thousands of traders flooding into Harare Zimbabwe’s economy has seen a drastic collapse since 2000. Once a fairly highly industrialised country, Zimbabwe is now...

EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

African governments and their formal business sectors often hold up the informal sector as the nemesis of formalised growth  and  organised  development  –  yet for many citizens on the continent...

Africa’s real economy

Africa’s real economy

  Global competition and the active downsizing of formal jobs force most Africans to look elsewhere for a living Widespread recognition that the informal economy is expanding rather than...