Vol. 4 No. 1 (2023): Spring Issue


In this issue of Discern, we present four submissions and a book review. The first article deals with the lack of awareness among fashion entrepreneurs in South Africa of sustainable fashion supply chain operations and sustainable garments. The second paper investigates how mobile technologies can assist towards the integration of migrants into the wider support systems of the host country. The third paper uses a case study to elaborate on a theoretical framework that explains place-making and its relation to social innovation processes. As the author argues, individuals concentrate on intervening places to deal with their longing for home while creating a sense of belonging through a series of rituals in an urban context. The fourth describes a project that addresses the lack of digital skills among unemployed young people and school leavers in the transition to work, who are not embedded in a supportive framework. Finally, we provide a book review whose theme covers tens of case studies to draw conclusions on how social innovation can be sustainable. The editorial team thanks all authors and reviewers for their contributions towards Discern.

Published: 17-05-2023

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