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ISSN: 2690-5752

Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences

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Cashing-in on Mobility: Economic Actors in the ‘Cross- Border Shopping Economy’ Volume 2 - Issue 2

Joseph Rudigi Rukema* and Nedson Pophiwaf

  • School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Received: May 18, 2020   Published: June 03, 2020

Corresponding author: Joseph Rudigi Rukema, School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

DOI: 10.32474/JAAS.2020.02.000135


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The main aim of this paper is to discuss how cross-border shopping impacts on actors whose livelihoods are premised on retailing, mobility and facilitating these activities across the Zimbabwe-South Africa border particularly in Musina. It critically assesses how these actors blur the lines by facilitating all kinds of border crossings including border jumping, excise duty-busting and smuggling.

Introduction| Reconfiguration of retail space in Musina| Informal cross-border workers| The Transport Sectors| Women Head Porters| Border Work as Precarious Work| Conclusion| References|