The Photovoice: Street Life in Ivory Park project responds to the findings of research into informal businesses undertaken by the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF) in June 2012. The research entailed a mini-census and mapping of all economic activities within the adjacent townships of Ivory Park and Tembisa. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with the business owners to learn of their business practices (and hear their challenges) to report on the scope, scale and patterns of microenterprise activities. The study identified 2500 micro-enterprise activities within an area of Ivory Park measuring 1.61km2. More than half of these activities were congregated in the physical space of the street and adjacent pavements.

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