Urban Forum

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 285–302 | Cite as

The changing nature of informal street trading in post-apartheid South Africa

The case of East London's central business district
  • Stephen Holness
  • Etienne Nel
  • Tony Binns


Informal Sector Formal Sector Urban Forum Formal Business Informal Trading 
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  • Etienne Nel
  • Tony Binns

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