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Mega Sunday Morning Reading

This is a bumper late edition of Saturday Morning Reading because I was lucky enough to be away the last couple of weekends in Rwanda and Uganda. 863 more words


Maintaining Debt Targets and GDP levels in the EU

According to a story published by the New York Times yesterday, the government of Spain is attempting to estimate the contribution of sex work to the Spanish economy. 202 more words

Why integrated labour law reforms is necessary to upgrade labour standards-9

This development looks more like destruction

  • As we referred earlier, according to government reports in organized/formal sector total employment increased by 8.5 million during 1999-00 to 2004-05, and almost all of this incremental employment was of largely informal nature.
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Gauteng set to focus on revitalisation of ‘township economy’, says premier

THE Gauteng provincial government will focus on the revitalisation and mainstreaming of the “township economy” over the next five years, Premier David Makhura said during his first state of the province address in Thokoza township, Ekurhuleni. 363 more words

Informal Economy

A Note on the Informal Economy

Nobody needs to be told about South Africa’s unemployment and poverty problem, that the numbers are too high and we need an urgent intervention if we are to lower them. 612 more words

Sex and Drugs and Italy’s GDP

The Italian statistical body recently announced that it will include prostitution, drug trafficking, and alcohol-and-tobacco in its calculation of GDP. However Italy is just complying with international accounting standards and reporting illegal economically productive activity is required under European Union rules. 139 more words


Selling Sheep on Instagram and Sending Virtual Gifts to Karaoke Singers in the New Mobile Internet Economy

> Posted by Eric Zuehlke, Web and Communications Director, CFI 

Budding entrepreneurs, vendors, and everyday people in emerging economies are creating new ways of benefiting from the internet, using their own ingenuity in ways that go beyond the original intended use of many web-based platforms. 653 more words

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