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Mean Streets: Our book on migrant entrepreneurs

Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa, edited by Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner is published by SAMP, ACC and IDRC. This book powerfully demonstrates that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. Yet far from being lauded, they take their life…

Has food security in urban Zimbabwe improved?

This AFSUN report, by Godfrey Tawodzera, Liam Riley and Jonathan Crush,  looks at poverty and urban food security in Zimbabwe after the crisis. The nadir of Zimbabwe’s political and economic crisis in 2008 coincided with the implementation of a baseline household food security survey in Harare by AFSUN. This survey found that households in low-income…