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

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

Enygma Ventures invests $650,000 in PremierCredit
Enygma Ventures invests $650,000 in PremierCreditArticle

Enygma Ventures has announced its final investment of 2020 into PremierCredit, an online microlending platform operating in Zambia and Zimbabwe...

21 Dec 2020

City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurity
City planning is a critical lever to address urban food insecurityArticle

While food insecurity in South Africa is commonly framed as a rural problem, food insecurity is increasingly concentrated in urban areas...

Mologadi Makwela 11 Nov 2020

Nutrition in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
Nutrition in the context of the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges of food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition that existed prior to the outbreak, but which are now affecting more individuals and households...

Issued by University of the Free State 28 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

CoCT meets with leadership from informal traders associations
CoCT meets with leadership from informal traders associationsArticle

Under the theme 'Trading and living amid Covid-19', the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, met with the leadership of informal traders associations...

10 Jul 2020

CoCT to equip 10,000 informal traders with Covid-19 toolkits
CoCT to equip 10,000 informal traders with Covid-19 toolkitsArticle

The City of Cape Town will be issuing 10,000 CPT+U Covid-19 Informal Traders' Toolkits to qualifying informal traders...

7 Jul 2020

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Is a cashless informal market possible?Article

The desire for cashless transactions - driven by the ongoing fear of Covid-19 infection - is as prevalent in the informal sector as anywhere else. What is needed is a way to make these a reality...

Craig Duggan 19 Jun 2020

Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3
Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3Article

Informal traders on the Grand Parade are allowed to resume trade from 1 June following a ruling by the Western Cape High Court.

1 Jun 2020

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Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industryArticle

The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic...

Claudi Nortjé 8 May 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on small scale farmersArticle

It is now inevitable that Covid-19 will lead to global recession and the local economy will not be spared...

Pertunia Setumo 7 May 2020

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continentArticle

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

City of Cape Town to revive Green Point Market
City of Cape Town to revive Green Point MarketArticle

The City of Cape Town is set to revive Green Point Market, which was relocated to make way for the construction of the Cape Town Stadium and the surrounding Green Point Urban Park...

2 Sep 2019

Rezoning application for Salt River Market site approved
Rezoning application for Salt River Market site approvedArticle

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday, 13 August, announced that the rezoning application for the Salt River Market site has been approved. This will allow for the land to be developed for mixed-use purposes and will include social housing units...

14 Aug 2019

Traders gather at CoCT's annual Informal Economy Summit
Traders gather at CoCT's annual Informal Economy SummitArticle

Cape Town's informal economy sustains about 140,000 individuals by providing much-needed income for vulnerable households...

25 Jun 2019

SAA launches new Joburg to Guangzhou route
SAA launches new Joburg to Guangzhou routeArticle

South African Airways announced that it will be introducing direct flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou, South China this year, from 19 September...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Jun 2019

Greenmarket Square not what it used to be, say traders
Greenmarket Square not what it used to be, say tradersArticle

Although almost every available stall space is taken, traders say business has been dropping year after year...

Tariro Washinyira 12 Apr 2019

Informal traders march over By-law amendments
Informal traders march over By-law amendmentsArticle

Hundreds of informal traders marched to the City Hall in Durban on Friday over new regulations they say will deprive them from earning a living...

Nomfundo Xolo 6 Jul 2018

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Better governance can enhance an inclusive and just food system in South AfricaArticle

By understanding and working with different levels and spheres of government on, for example, land use, informal retailers and other food security issues, De Visser hopes to promote a more inclusive and just food system in South Africa...

Mologadi Makwela 4 May 2018

People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni. Photo: Darya Maslova
City streets: why South Africa should design more people-friendly spacesArticle

Streets have many purposes. They carry traffic. They're conduits for electrical, telephone and water services to homes and businesses...

Alexandra Parker 4 Apr 2018

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How safe is the food on your plate?Article

In an ideal world, a farmer might sell a harvest of fresh produce to families nearby, who would eat that produce within the week. The more common reality in South Africa and the world, however...

12 Mar 2018

Goodwood gets new Municipal Court
Goodwood gets new Municipal CourtArticle

The Goodwood Municipal Court, having been demolished last year as part of the precinct upgrade, was reopened officially on 18 August 2017...

21 Aug 2017

Commission needs more time to understand opaque retail sector
Commission needs more time to understand opaque retail sectorArticle

The deadline for completion of the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the grocery retail sector has been pushed out from May 2017 to March 2018, which will be 28 months after the inquiry was launched back in November 2015...

Ann Crotty 16 Jul 2017

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How far are we from a cashless society in South Africa?Article

Globally, cash, as a means of transaction, has been on the decline for decades...

Bronwyn Williams 24 Feb 2017

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Local plum exports affected by smaller fruitArticle

The plum season in South Africa is two-thirds underway, with varieties such as African Delight, Flavour King, Laetitia, Songold, Southern Belle and Angeleno currently being picked...

15 Feb 2017

Earthworks on R11.4m Strand Pavilion upgrade started
Earthworks on R11.4m Strand Pavilion upgrade startedArticle

The City of Cape Town recently announced that a contractor has been appointed for the R11.4m Strand Pavilion Precinct upgrade project with the earthworks under way...

14 Nov 2016

eCommerce set for "explosive" growth in Africa
eCommerce set for "explosive" growth in AfricaArticle

The rise of mobile connectivity and the rapid development of FinTech products is driving the eCommerce environment in Africa...

13 Sep 2016

UJ takes SA to Enactus World Cup 2016 in Canada
UJ takes SA to Enactus World Cup 2016 in CanadaArticle

A student team, comprising of 884-members, from the University of Johannesburg have been crowned the winners of the Enactus South Africa National Competition...

2 Aug 2016

The case for intra-trade in Africa, led by Africans
The case for intra-trade in Africa, led by AfricansArticle

Wherever your thinking takes you with regard to the African identity, there's one thing that is undeniable - the African continent has enormous potential to become a veritable powerhouse of trade and industry in the global economy...

Ezra Ndwandwe 7 Oct 2015

How changes in African traditional medicine research can benefit South Africa
How changes in African traditional medicine research can benefit South AfricaArticle

The South African government's economic investment in indigenous knowledge has seen the exponential growth of research about medicinal plants and traditional medicines in South Africa...

Nox Makunga 3 Sep 2015

Khulisa pilot project for the homeless a huge success
Khulisa pilot project for the homeless a huge successArticle

Earlier this year, in response to the growing problem of homelessness and marginalisation, Khulisa Social Solutions launched a pilot project in Cape Town that has turned 40 street people from a scourge into an asset...

24 Jun 2015

AU Summit to take gender equality to new heights
AU Summit to take gender equality to new heightsArticle

PRETORIA: The 25th African Union Summit is expected to take decisions that will take issues of gender equality and women's empowerment to new heights, says Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu...

11 Jun 2015

Sections of Joburg highways to be upgraded
Sections of Joburg highways to be upgradedArticle

Key sections of the Johannesburg highway system will soon be upgraded, but none of these roads will be tolled...

7 May 2015

Survivor marketing: tapping into the informal sector
Survivor marketing: tapping into the informal sectorArticle

Conservative estimates suggest that informal trading contributes 6-7% of South Africa's GDP and is doubling in size every year. Perhaps it's time to bridge the gap between the formal and informal sectors...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 23 Mar 2015

Unpacking consumers needs, wants from retail environments
Unpacking consumers needs, wants from retail environmentsArticle

At the annual congress of South African Council of Shopping Centres in Cape Town on 20-22 August, Peter Gold, CBRE: MD of EMEA Retail Cross Border Retail will discuss what consumers expect from shopping centres and retailers.

15 Aug 2014

Solving social challenges in townships
Solving social challenges in townshipsArticle

Until recently, no other outdoor advertising media business model has benefitted the consumer and their community directly such as community-centric mural outdoor advertising.

Banele Rewo 10 Apr 2014

Gerard Eksteen
Informal market offers brand custodians further ROIArticle

The secondary independent and informal trading sector has strengthened to show a professional and formalised side to it. During the numerous audits conducted in this trading sector on a national basis, there have been three significant trends observed, which could well have a positive impact on the economic influence of this sector in the future.

Gerard Eksteen 21 Aug 2013

GVK-Siya Zama completes Fountain Road Advice CentreArticle

For the youth of the Gqebera Township, near Walmer in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, a life of drugs, crime and alcohol had seemed the only option available to them, given the high levels of unemployment and lack of recreational facilities in the area. That was until the Fountain Road Advice Centre, with its state-of the-art library, offices and informal trading space for the local community, was created.

30 Nov 2012

Fred Roed
Cape Town named World Design Capital 2014: what it meansArticle

On Wednesday morning, 26 October 2011, at around 6:20am South African time, the announcement came from Taipei that Cape Town has been awarded the crown of World Design Capital 2014. Since the announcement, it seems that half the people on the SA social media circuit are jumping up and down celebrating, and the other half are scratching their heads, asking "World Design Whadda?"

Fred Roed 26 Oct 2011

Retail giants pioneer shopping mall culture in AfricaArticle

New retail precincts across Africa are not only changing consumers' buying behaviour but also changing their social behaviour. Malls provide a venue for consumers to congregate and they're doing this in preference to other social activities.

8 Jul 2011

Informal trading structure keeps city tidyArticle

The mobile, self-contained vending units supplied by Gimme That!, a mobile-vending solutions company continue to provide a safe and tidy city centre in Cape Town after four years. The joint initiative between Metropolitan Health Group (MHG) and Gimme That! and endorsed by the Cape Town's Central City Improvement District (CCID) provides 28 lockable trolleys, relieving traders of the need to constantly carry stock and structure to and fro.

20 Dec 2010

Innovative Franchise Concepts' lifeline to informal traders
Innovative Franchise Concepts' lifeline to informal tradersArticle

Informal traders have been offered a 'golden' opportunity to formalise their business and change the face of their trading processes through the Drink & Snack franchise. The project, an initiative of Innovative Franchise Concepts (IFC) and funded by National Brands Limited (NBL), will kick off today, Wednesday, 13 October 2010, in selected areas of Johannesburg.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 Oct 2010

Small business with big ideas
Small business with big ideasArticle

The 702 Small Business Awards with Softline Pastel are based on outstanding service and call for listeners to nominate small businesses they have dealt with that go the extra mile. On Tuesday night, 7 September 2010, Molobi Enterprises was named this year's winner in an awards ceremony held at Primedia Place in Sandton, Johannesburg.

9 Sep 2010

Clothing Bank develops women entrepreneursArticle

Seed funding and support from Woolworths has helped to establish The Clothing Bank, an innovative initiative that supports unemployed women and drives entrepreneurship and enterprise development in the informal sector.

6 Aug 2010

Economy-Zambia: Hard times on the CopperbeltArticle

LUANSHYA: Nowhere in Zambia is the impact of the global financial crisis being felt harder than in the copper and cobalt-rich province of the Copperbelt.

Kelvin Kachingwe 25 Jun 2009

Informal traders learn new skillsArticle

Informal traders operating in the City of Johannesburg had the opportunity to sharpen their business skills at a training workshop held recently at the Museum Africa.

Rudo Mungoshi 25 Nov 2008

Cape Town to address tensions between township tradersArticle

The City of Cape Town is conducting a study to determine the underlying causes of tensions among township traders in an effort to create a healthy trading environment for both local and foreign traders.

3 Nov 2008

Wits University empowers informal tradersArticle

Over a hundred informal traders recently gathered at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg to get more information about registering their businesses.

Makoena Pabale 16 Jul 2008

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