Informality in Times of Covid-19 – The Impact of the 2020 Pandemic on Vulnerable Workers in South Africa
Journée d’étude/ Seminar
November 19th, 2020
13:30 – 17:00
On the 19th of November, the French Institute will organise a seminar as part of the “Informality and Covid-19 in South Africa” project launched a few months ago by IFAS-Research. The main results of this research will be presented and discussed.
In June 2020, IFAS-Research commissioned Dr. Chaymaa Hassabo, Associate Researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), to design and coordinate a field survey with a team of four young researchers from Southern Africa. Her ambition was to measure the social and economic effects of the pandemic on vulnerable populations in South Africa – and in particular on informal workers.
RSVP REQUIRED. Please notify Line Relisieux (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to participate via Zoom. In this case, we will send you a link by email a few days before the event.
13:30 – 17:00: Scientific presentations and discussion
o Presentation of the survey and main results, individual presentations by the members of the research team:
- Dr. Chaymaa Hassabo: “Informality, lockdown and life trajectories”.
- Celestine Jade Padayachee: “Studying the informal sector: A Reflection as a first-time Researcher.
- Bianca Thandeka Mcameni: “The business of food during Covid-19 lockdown: The Covid-19 experience of food delivery guys”.
- Celestine Jade Padayachee and Bianca Thandeka Mcameni: “Quantitative analysis of the informal sector during lockdown”.
- Edson Chido Mutisi: “The lockdown came as a surprise, but we had savings, side jobs and families to lean on”.
- Ndipiwe Mkuzo: “A Covid-19 survey in Cape Town. Research experience and feedback”
- Dostin Lakika: “The impact of Covid-19 on foreigners’ menial jobs”.
o Perspectives for 2021.