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Living on the Margins: Vulnerability, social exclusion and the state in the informal economy

26th -28th March 2007
Cape Town, South Africa

The Isandla Institute and the Programme for Land and Agrarian Studies

University of the Western Cape

Chronic Poverty Research Centre


A conference exploring the issues facing those in informal employment and at the margins of the formal economy.

Speakers and schedule

Key speakers and panel members include:

  • Helen La Lime, US Consul General, Cape Town
  • Joel Netshitenzhe, Policy co-ordination and Advisory Services
  • Andries du Toit, Director, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agragarian Studies
  • Marty Chen, Harvard University
  • Ravi Kanbur, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
  • Henry Bernstein, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Event website

Living on the margins conference website

Meeting reports

Living on the margins conference report 


Please note, a comprehensive list of conference papers are available here

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