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Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence
Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence
For the past two weeks, first slowly and then in a deluge, there have been social media messages warning about a proliferation of “fake food”....
At least two dead in Soweto clashes with foreign nationals
At least two dead in Soweto clashes with foreign nationals
The shooting of a teenage boy allegedly by a foreign store owner has sparked violence in Soweto as tensions between locals and foreign nationals in...
Townships are still a world apart
Townships are still a world apart
Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy — this characterises the living conditions in most of South Africa’s...
Spazas: It's not just the economy, stupid
Spazas: It's not just the economy, stupid
Government officials are right: foreigners are edging out local competition and taking over the spaza space in the townships.
Township politics fuel the attacks on 'outsiders'
Township politics fuel the attacks on 'outsiders'
When is the widespread looting of foreign-owned township shops not xenophobia? When it is criminal activity that has "nothing to do with foreign...
Spazas: 'Looting happened for a purpose'
Spazas: 'Looting happened for a purpose'
Rose Nkosi, a tall woman wearing glasses and a short weave, apologises for the state of the converted four-roomed house in Soweto that is the...
Mind your own business, minister
Mind your own business, minister
Dear Ms Lindiwe Zulu,
[Video]It’s not that simple Mr Makhura
[Video]It’s not that simple Mr Makhura
We visit areas of Soweto affected by recent unrest to investigate whether it stemmed from xenophobic sentiment or random acts of criminality.
Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model
Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model
Earlier this year about 50 spaza shop owners in Gauteng got together and decided it made more financial sense to buy together, in bulk, the baked...
Spazas: Talking shop is good for business
Spazas: Talking shop is good for business
You have said several times that South African spaza shop owners should learn from their foreign counterparts. Why?Let me tell you why they [foreign spaza shop owners] are better at running shops than the local owners – they have a great...
Price is king in clash of the spazas
Price is king in clash of the spazas
The name on the red Coca-Cola signboard says it is Thami's store, but the squat spaza shop now belongs to Shahin. Originally from Bangladesh, he is...
SA spaza shops struggle under large retailers
SA spaza shops struggle under large retailers
In this corner of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping centre and business has...

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