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Township Economies

What is the Role of Infrastructure in Government’s Strategy to Revitalise Township Economies?

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29 September 2015


Township Studies Librarian Two

Conference paper

Township Studies Group


South African townships have, for more than just the country’s democratic lifespan, presented spaces for economic activity that fail to fully serve residents. Vibrancy, energy, and entrepreneurship coexist with poverty and poor facilities. The sheer volume of end consumers within these markets, requiring products and services, warrants investment by the public and private sectors alike. Yet investment and implementation at this level have remained fragmented and uncoordinated. Supportive infrastructure, together with the development of township value chains in which entrepreneurship is key, plays a central part in the process. Funding and project management coordination, agglomeration of business hubs and efforts, and reinvestment into the township economies of the country are just three of the key themes discussed in this, the 35th Infrastructure Dialogue, Township Economies: What is the role of infrastructure in government’s strategy to revitalise township economies?


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Built environment


Economic conditions

Human settlements



Poverty & inequality

South Africa

Township Studies Group

Township economies


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