“Markets on the margins”: TVET, Covid and the informal economy in South Africa

4 Dec, 2020 12:00 pm
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In this exploratory session we will try to draw some tentative links and potential effects of the COVID-19 crisis on young people who move in and between the TVET sector and the informal economy. The main speaker, Professor Matias Pilz (Cologne University), has worked on informal trading in India, and published Vocational education and training in times of crisis (Springer, 2017) and Comparative Vocational Education Research (Springer, 2020). We will try to apply some of his insights to the South African context, exploring what happens to labour markets/livelihoods and educational institutions/forms of learning on the margins of society, in times of crisis.


Prof Matiaz Pilz, Business Education at the University of Cologne, Director of the German Research Centre for Comparative Vocational Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T).


Ms Thelma Oppelt, PhD intern, Inclusive Economic Development (IED) research programme.
Dr Adam Cooper, Senior Research Specialist, Education and Skills Development research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Date: Friday, 4 December
Time: 12h00 – 13h30
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92891871173?pwd=Zk9WNzNNNzRvRTJ1a1hlamJYQk91Zz09

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