Retail in Johannesburg South: Perceived Impacts of Large Retail Establishments on the Business Performance of Spaza Shop Retailers and Street Traders in Orlando West

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dc.contributor.author Thantsha, Seremi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-23T12:09:39Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-23T12:09:39Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Thantsha, Seremi. 2016. Retail in Johannesburg South: Perceived Impacts of Large Retail Establishments on the Business Performance of Spaza Shop Retailers and Street Traders in Orlando West en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/22705
dc.description Planning Honours Report 2016, Wits University en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Contemporary second and third space economies are continually experiencing significant growth patterns in economic developments. Initiatives of reconfiguring and rejuvenating previously marginalised and economically deprived communities are deemed as ‘supposed responses’ to the states failure of redressing and addressing the relenting heirlooms of apartheid. Understanding the nature and impacts of such transformative economic developments on economic, social, and spatial conditions has not been heavily necessitated in urban planning literature. This is in reference to the nature of their competitive dominance within township economies and their effects on the growth and sustainability of informal economic activities. To advance this wanting knowledge, Orlando West was selected as a sample area to represent all the townships in Johannesburg South. The report contributed to this understudied topic through capturing local street traders and spaza shop retailer’s perspectives on this issue. Qualitative methods and techniques were used as approaches to exploring and gaining knowledge on this growing economic conundrum in townships. This research study presents results involving eleven (N=11) key respondents who operate local small and micro retail businesses. Conclusions were drawn based on the eminent narratives provided by these selected key sources to help answer the main research question. To halt this continual propagation of monopoly domination, masked cannibalism, cryonic capitalism and the culture of consumerism the report recommends future directions based on related secondary-data and findings outlined in the study. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of the Witwatersrand; Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright 2016 en_ZA
dc.title Retail in Johannesburg South: Perceived Impacts of Large Retail Establishments on the Business Performance of Spaza Shop Retailers and Street Traders in Orlando West en_ZA
dc.type Report en_ZA
dc.description.librarian JJ2016 en_ZA


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