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Research data: RETAIL TRADE

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2018 The retail sector growth, expansion, employment and income inequality: a case study of Shoprite and Pick 'n Pay in South Africa and Namibia

The South African and Namibian economy is liberalised, and there is a movement of big companies from outside Africa to South Africa and Nami...

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2008 'Retail Renaissance' or company rhetoric: the failed partnership of a South African corporation and local suppliers in Zambia

When South Africa had its democratic transition in 1994, one unanticipated consequence of this new moment in the region was the renewed exp...

2008 Malls in Zambia: racialised retail expansion and South African foreign investors in Zambia

What does this new era of retailing mean for Zambians and the region more generally? In this article we try to show that, while South Africa...