Welcome to the second issue of Spotong for 2017.
This has been a turbulent year for South Africa, and you, our readers, are to be congratulated for the spirit you have shown in weathering the storm. As you know, the township retail and liquor trade are the backbone of the economy: you are the driving force that keeps this country going. However, there is much to be done to ensure that entrepreneurs such as yourselves receive the support you need in order to develop as you deserve. Find out more in our lead article.
The good news is that the "informal economy", as the township economy has been termed, is receiving increasingly more recognition for the innovation and expertise it commands. With that comes innovation in financing to allow your business to grow. Find out more inside this issue, along with ideas to help you cut down on energy costs, set out your store like a pro, eliminate pests from your kitchen, buy property to rent, and much more.
Keep on trading, and enjoy the read.