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Title:The changing face of retailing in the South African city: the case of inner-city Johannesburg
Author:Rogerson, JayneISNI
Periodical:Africa Insight
Geographic term:South Africa
Subject:retail trade
Abstract:Since the mid-1980s with the ending of the era of racially exclusive business areas the landscape of South African cities has irrevocably changed. Accompanying these changes there has been a shift in the direction of retail research in South Africa from a traditional concern with white shopping patterns and the formal retail landscape to the discovery of the black consumer and the phenomenon of informal retailing. This article examines the changing face of the retail economy in the inner-city of Johannesburg. The first section provides a review of the major data sources and methods used in this study. The second presents a picture of the contemporary retailing economy (both formal and informal) within the inner-city of Johannesburg. The final section examines the shifting nature of retailing activities within the inner-city, particularly in the era of deracialization of urban space. Notes, ref.