Current Projects

Completed Projects

  • Growing Informal Cities Project

    GIC is funded by IDRC and is a partnership between SAMP, the African Centre for Cities (UCT), Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo and the Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO). The project recently completed a three year program of research on migrant entrepreneurship and informal cross-border trade (including in the food sector) in four African cities.

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  • Refugee Economic Impacts in South African Cities

    This UNHCR-funded project examined the urban survival strategies of informal sector refugee and South African-owned enterprises in Cape Town and Limpopo.

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  • Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC)

    This EU-funded project, implemented in partnership with the University of Western Cape, University of Limpopo, the International Migration Institute at Oxford University and the IMPCD in 2017-17, examined the plight of Zimbabwean migrants working in the South African informal sector.

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