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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...

By Kim Furman 12 Apr 2021

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

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

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Mar 2021

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

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

Beaches open again, but damage has been done, say informal traders

Traders who missed the peak tourist season say that despite the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night that beaches are now open once again, the damage has been done...

By Nokulunga Majola 2 Feb 2021

No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 ban

Since late December, the Lucky Plaza Tavern in Parow has been empty of life. Established in 2000 in Station Road, the tavern usually attracts a buzz of customers who buy meat from the next-door butchery...

By Tariro Washinyira 29 Jan 2021

Spar's successful Rural Hub initiative poised for growth

Spar's Rural Hub model forms part of the retailer's drive to support and empower small-scale local farmers, create jobs and sustain local economies by creating an ecosystem that provides affordable, nutritious food for all...

5 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

14 Dec 2020

SA's lucrative township food economy still underserved

The long-running misconception that the township food economy is insignificant compared to the 'formal' economy, has hampered retail growth in townships in South Africa...

7 Dec 2020

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

27 Nov 2020

Informal traders urged to apply for grant

The Department of Small Business Development and Nedbank have called on informal fruit and vegetable traders who were negatively affected by the pandemic to apply for funding...

23 Nov 2020

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