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KasiNomic Revolution - The Rise Of African Informal Economies (Paperback) Loot Price: R209
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KasiNomic Revolution - The Rise Of African Informal Economies (Paperback)

G.G. Alcock

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A revolution is taking place in the great marketplaces of the informal sector and it contains an unquantified scale and power as an economic engine and a way of life for the majority of our low income populations. The KasiNomic Revolution may still be a murmur in the streets, a grassroots economic groundswell, but it is the future of African economic activity.

Kasi is the South African term for the township – a teeming conurbation of homes and businesses, entertainment venues and social meeting places. GG Alcock uses the term KasiNomics to describe the informal sectors of Africa, whether they are in the township, a rural marketplace, at a taxi rank or on a pavement in the shadow of skyscrapers. Brought up in a rural Zulu community, GG has learnt and shares the lessons of African culture, language, stick fighting, lifestyle and tribal politics, along with shared poverty and community, which have prepared him for accessing the great informal marketplaces of Africa. He is uniquely placed to uncover the extraordinary stories of kasi businesses which not only survive but excel, revealing a revolutionary entrepreneurship which is mostly invisible to the formal sector.

KasiNomic Revolution is a story of kasi entrepreneurs on one side and, on the other, of great corporate successes and failures in the informal community. KasiNomic Revolution is at once a business book, and at the same time a deeply human book about the people and lives of rural and urban informal societies.

KasiNomic Revolution is about the lessons of marketing, distribution, culture and modernity in an informal African world.

General

Imprint: Tracey McDonald Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2018
Authors: G.G. Alcock
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-0-639-92647-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Business & Economics > Business & management
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Development economics
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Economic systems
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Social classes
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Urban communities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Consumer issues
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Economic systems > General
Books > Business & Economics > Business & management > Ownership & organization of enterprises > Small businesses & self-employed
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LSN: 0-639-92647-9
Barcode: 9780639926476

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