How immigrants contribute to the South African economy

Caroline Skinner speaking on World Refugee Day said there is a critical and urgent need to tackle collective violence against migrant owned shops and businesses. Picture by Tariro Washinyira.

The ACC and partners initiated a large scale research project to examine the role of migrant entrepreneurs in the informal economy. They conducted over 2,000 interviews with migrant business owners in Cape Town and Johannesburg, but also cross-border traders.