[LISTEN] The current state of SA’s informal economy
Market expert at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Dr Tashmia Ismail, chats to Cape Talk host Kieno Kammies about the current state of South Africa’s informal economy.
JOHANNESBURG - It's difficult to conclusively determine the size of South Africa's informal sector, though it contributes a great deal to the economy.
Market expert at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, Dr Tashmia Ismail, says there's no consensus on the estimated statistics of the sector.
She says researchers are cautious about figures in the informal sector, as the nature of the business suggests that it cannot be properly measured.
Listen to the Soundcloud above as Ismail explains that the informal sector moves money in spaces that cannot be calculated, because the sector is a cash economy.
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