Research Intern in the Political Economy faculty, Keabetswe Mogosoane reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy.


She argues that experiences of containing the spread of Covid-19 has posed both obstacles and opportunities for the formal and informal sectors of South Africa’s economy. The Covid-19 lockdown has negatively affected children who are informal traders. Child traders have not been able to sell their wares, and the meagre income they used to get has meant  devastation for them and their families.

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