Formal-Informal economy linkages: Some conceptual and empirical issues

This report contributes to a larger project on the competitive behaviour of informal firms in a growing economy. Valodia et al explore the idea of a ‘second economy’. Notwithstanding the conceptual problems associated with the idea of a second economy, its prominence in public policy debates offers a unique space to enhance the linkages between…


Mining Employment Scenarios for South Africa to 2024

Baartjes et al investigate the employment potential of the South African mining industry. They assess mining investment on a commodity-specific basis, the drivers of mining employment, how these relate to investment, and whether significant technological changes (greater mechanisation) would be widely adopted. This is followed by a discussion of employment, incomes and occupational skills levels,…