Overview of self-employment and informal employment in the informal economy in Gauteng province between 2001 and 2013

Mokwena, Edward (2017-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2017.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A social anthropologist is defines as the first person to bring the term informal sector into the academic literature. A concept was introduced to describe a part of the urban labour force which worked outside the formal market. The informal sector is as almost synonymous for all categories of self-employed individuals. OECD defines self-employment as anyone who works for himself or herself but not for anyone else except under arm’s length contract. Mowforth and Munt (2015), defines Self-employment as those jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profit or potential for profits derived from the goods or services produced and own consumption is considered to be part of the profits. The incumbents make the operational decisions affecting the enterprises, or delegate such decision while retaining responsibility. The following keywords were used to search for the literature: self-employment, informal economy, views on reduction approaches, informality, developing world, multicultural, economies.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: 'n Sosiale antropoloog is gedefinieer as die eerste persoon om die informele sektor termyn in die akademiese literatuur bring. 'N konsep is ingestel om 'n deel van die stedelike arbeidsmag wat buite die formele mark gewerk beskryf. Die informele sektor is as byna sinoniem vir alle kategorieë van selfstandige individue. OECD definieer self-indiensneming as iemand wat vir homself of haarself, maar nie vir enigiemand anders behalwe onder lengte kontrak beding. Mowforth and Munt (2015) definieer Self-indiensneming as die bane waar die vergoeding is direk afhanklik van die wins of potensiaal vir wins verkry uit die goedere of dienste wat en eie verbruik word beskou as deel van die winste wees. Die bekleërs maak die operasionele besluite wat die ondernemings, of delegeer sodanige besluit, terwyl die behoud verantwoordelikheid.

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