In response to the 2018 Job Summit priorities of inclusive growth and redistribution and (small and) micro enterprise development, this brief focuses on informal economy. In the informal economy incomes are low for all but a few, while for most working conditions are poor with little security or social protection. In South Africa, three in every ten of those who work are informally employed. The proposals in this brief focus on increasing incomes of informal workers and improving working conditions and social protections.

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