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

From the last mile to the last metre: Driving growth through informal markets
From the last mile to the last metre: Driving growth through informal markets

Comprising 30%-40% of total food spend in the country each year and visited by 77% of the population, SA's informal market represents a significant opportunity for businesses, notes M4Jam's Richard Dunn...

By Richard Dunn 22 Jun 2021

Informal food markets: What it takes to make them safer
Informal food markets: What it takes to make them safer

When it comes to food safety solutions, models which enforce bans and regulations don't fit...

By Silvia Alonso Alvarez, Delia Grace and Hung Nguyen-Viet 4 Jun 2021

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How Covid-19 affected informal cross-border trade between Uganda and DRC

Informal cross-border trade, which includes smuggling, is hugely important for survival in, around and beyond border regions...

By Kristof Titeca and Innocent Anguyo 28 May 2021

Cape Town hosts first online market to support local businesses
Cape Town hosts first online market to support local businesses

The City of Cape Town (COCT) has launched an online market that sells items from informal traders, vendors and crafters...

By Ishani Chetty 28 May 2021

Informal traders receive training in bookkeeping
Informal traders receive training in bookkeeping

Thirty-two informal traders in Atlantis, Dunoon and Kraaifontein are being upskilled with accredited bookkeeping training, through the City of Cape Town's Area Economic Development Department...

11 May 2021

Ossewa, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Challenging 6 informal sector myths

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

Kim FurmanBy Kim Furman 12 Apr 2021

CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-law
CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-law

The CoCT is reviewing the Informal Trading By-law and has invited the public to comment and provide suggestions by 30 April 2021 for the by-laws improvement...

19 Mar 2021

Study: The impact of Covid-19 on SA's Bellville businesses
Study: The impact of Covid-19 on SA's Bellville businesses

According to a study conducted by UBU International in Bellville, Cape Town, only 15% of business owners and managers interviewed said the SA government's lockdown regulations did not impact their business negatively...

Issued by UBU International 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica Boonstra
#EcommerceDay2021: Scaling township grocery delivery with Jessica Boonstra

Jessica Boonstra chats to Bizcommunity about starting and scaling Yebo Fresh, and the misconceptions that cloud SA's lucrative township retail economy...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Mar 2021

A roadside Spaza Shop, Cathedral Peak, KwaZulu Natal. King of the Grasshoppers, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Informal township businesses adapting to new Covid-19 world

GG Alcock from KasiNomics details how informal kasi businesses have adapted to a new world, using technology, social media and delivery...

By GG Alcock 3 Mar 2021

How loyalty and rewards will drive shopper behaviour in SA's retail main market

2Engage shares a few predictions for trends in the loyalty and rewards space in South Africa's retail main market...

24 Feb 2021

Covid-19: Grim start to year for once bustling Gatesville market
Covid-19: Grim start to year for once bustling Gatesville market

Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown started in March 2020, few people come to a street that used to overflow with footsteps and chatter. And the informal traders are left without shoppers...

By Ashraf Hendricks 5 Feb 2021






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