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Nestlé, Nomanini and Standard Bank partner to help informal retail sector

The informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 38% of the region's GDP...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2022: Africa's informal sector; a newly augmented opportunity
#BizTrends2022: Africa's informal sector; a newly augmented opportunity

The story of Africa's informal sector is often painted in a bad light, but it doesn't have to be...

Ndeye DiagneBy Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 17 Jan 2022

#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?
#BizTrends2022: What's next for retailing in Africa?

In the aftermath of lockdowns that led to divestments, delays in expansion plans and bankruptcy, the crisis also offered new opportunities to existing and new players to improve their market penetration across Africa...

Christele ChokossaBy Christele Chokossa 5 Jan 2022

#BestofBiz 2021: Retail
#BestofBiz 2021: Retail

Discover the most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

13 Dec 2021

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Finding balance in the overlooked informal retail sector

Informal retailers are the backbone of the township economy, bridging many social and economic gaps in the country...

By Dr Beate Stiehler-Mulder and Kgaugelo Mehlape 7 Dec 2021

The impact of riots and looting on spaza shops in Johannesburg 2021
The impact of riots and looting on spaza shops in Johannesburg 2021

Ask Afrika, in partnership with Yebo Fresh, recently conducted research on the impact of the recent unrest in SA on spaza shops; Ask Afrika interviewed 200 spaza owners...

Issued by Ask Afrika 18 Aug 2021

Muslim organisations unite to rebuild KZN's Isipingo Market
Muslim organisations unite to rebuild KZN's Isipingo Market

The Rehop initiative will help rebuild part of the Isipingo Market south of Durban, which was destroyed during the recent unrest...

2 Aug 2021

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Sars seizes illicit cigarettes worth R6m

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has seized illicit cigarettes from a number of Cape Town traders valued at R6m.

2 Aug 2021

Small traders suffering as a result of Cape Town taxi violence
Small traders suffering as a result of Cape Town taxi violence

"When the taxi drivers shoot at each other, we lie on the ground next to our stock"...

By Vincent Lali 26 Jul 2021

Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops
Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops

Groups of residents in some parts of Brakpan vowed to protect immigrant-owned shops...

16 Jul 2021

"It's hunger, my sister," says Brakpan looter
"It's hunger, my sister," says Brakpan looter

Most Tsakane shops have been gutted...

By Kimberly Mutandiro 15 Jul 2021

"I don't know what I did to deserve this," says looted shop owner
"I don't know what I did to deserve this," says looted shop owner

Looting and protests from the weekend continued in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on Monday. Reports initially linked the protests to calls for the release from prison of former President Jacob Zuma...

By Masego Mafata 13 Jul 2021

Revolutionise the informal retail space with intelligent tech
Revolutionise the informal retail space with intelligent tech

Intelligent technology helps to improve the safety of salespeople in the main market ecosystem during the ongoing health crisis and enhances efficiency and profitability across the chain, says MacMobile's MD...

Andrew DawsonBy Andrew Dawson 5 Jul 2021






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