"I carry people and goods across the border for a living"

  • Place of Publication: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Publisher: Southern African Social Protection Experts Network

Informal cross-border couriers (bomalayisha) have transported people and goods between Zimbabwe and South Africa for several decades.

Pamhidzai Bamu-SASPEN brief

This brief considers informal cross-border couriers from Zimbabwe, who operate between Zimbabwe and South Africa. It considers the origins of their occupation, their modus operandi and their socio-economic contribution. It also considers the regulatory challenges associated with their operations (isilayisha).

Informal Economy Topic
Occupational group
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