Thriving informal sector can get jobs plan off the ground
While the sector does not directly add to the tax base it could be a major generator of new jobs
Ask anyone who has lived in Johannesburg for at least a decade and is adventurous enough to venture into the CBD and they will tell you just how much the commercial activity landscape in the city has changed.
Gone are the big department chains and hire-purchase furniture stores. In their place are small supermarkets, “ethnic” restaurants, blanket and linen wholesalers, stores selling cheap fashion brands and microlending outlets.