Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Daily practices of informality amidst urban poverty

The contribution of this report is the empirical support to an argument that South Africa is struggling to address problems of poverty and inequality because many of the processes that shape vulnerability and opportunity in people’s lives are unrecognized or rejected by the state. In some instances, the state is actively hostile to processes that operate at least partly outside its reach, but in other cases social vulnerability is reproduced by state ambivalence towards informality or simply by an inability of the state to know what to do in these contexts.

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