Spaza Shops

Fintech fills the funding gap

New companies are plugging the funding gap for small businesses, especially in townships

Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence

'The persecution of the weak and the vulnerable finds new iterations all the time'

At least two dead in Soweto clashes with foreign nationals

Police are currently on scene to quell the violence and looting

Townships are still a world apart

Bids to unleash their economic potential have failed largely because the motives, networks and practices of the informal economy are ignored.

Spazas: It’s not just the economy, stupid

About half a dozen people have been killed in the latest outbreak of looting and xenophobia. It appears South Africa has learnt little since 2008.

Township politics fuel the attacks on ‘outsiders’

Despite state denials that xenophobia is behind the violence, the attacks on foreign township shop owners appear to have a political edge to them.

Mind your own business, minister

Why is good business sense such a foreign concept, Lisa Steyn asks Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Spazas: ‘Looting happened for a purpose’

Small business operators and politicians seem to be singing from the same bellicose hymn sheet.

Small enterprises are embracing a new inclusive business model

Working with small business is good for big business, the economy and job creation.

Spazas: Talking shop is good for business

Thuletho Zwane interviewed the new minister of small business development, Lindiwe Zulu, about local and foreign-owned spaza shops.

Price is king in clash of the spazas

Foreign-owned spaza shops are again becoming a hot political potato for the ANC.

SA spaza shops struggle under large retailers

Spazas are a major component of the informal economy, but big retailers' push into townships to target rising consumer spending is setting them back.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories