publication . Article . 2011

Dynamics of trade between the formal sector and informal traders : the case of fruit and vegetable sellers at Natalspruit market, Ekurhuleni : networks

Cyril Nhlanhla Ngiba; David Dickinson; Louise Whittaker; Claire Beswick;
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  • Published: 26 Apr 2011 Journal: South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (issn: 1015-8812, eissn: 2222-3436, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>The informal sector in South Africa is a significant, but not well understood phenomenon. One important question relates to the nature of the relationship between the formal and informal sector. This article uses Porter’s five forces model to interrogate the linkages between informal fruit and vegetable traders in the Natalspruit Market (Ekurhuleni) and their formal suppliers, primarily the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market. While the threat of new products is low, the street traders’ position is weakened by the threat of new entrants, consumer bargaining power and lack of cooperation among street traders. In relation to supplier power, we conclude that ...
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free text keywords: Management. Industrial management, HD28-70, Business, HF5001-6182, Economics as a science, HB71-74, Economics, Terms of trade, Phenomenon, Finance, business.industry, Informal sector, Linkage (mechanical), law.invention, law, Bargaining power
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publication . Article . 2011

Dynamics of trade between the formal sector and informal traders : the case of fruit and vegetable sellers at Natalspruit market, Ekurhuleni : networks

Cyril Nhlanhla Ngiba; David Dickinson; Louise Whittaker; Claire Beswick;