Township Trade


Branding Tips for Township Traders

Attracting (and keeping) new customers

Whether we like it or not, people judge a book by its cover. The same applies to township businesses.

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Siyeza - driving success in the township

by Spotong

Siyeza, established by the Thebe Foundation in 2016, is an entrepreneur development franchise tailored specifically for the township demographic with a special focus on empowerment within the township community


Wet winter winners

Cocktails to warm the cockles of your heart

Enjoy the flavours of winter with these cocktail recipes to warm the cockles of your heart.


Setting up a stokvel

The first in a regular series by guest columnist Tshepo Moloi

With the financial pressure that we all seem to be experiencing lately, you may have heard a number of friends and family say it is “impossible” to save if you’re living on a low income. Sounds familiar?

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The validity of shebeen permits

What you need to know

It is important to mention that the threat to close down shebeens, including those with valid permits, is spearheaded by municipalities in their drive to enforce by-laws.

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And the winners are......

The favourite brands in the townships revelaed

The top brands in South Africa’s townships were revealed in a Daily Sun supplement on 16 May. This year, 36 Kasi Star Brands and 59 potential Kasi Star Brands emerged from a comprehensive nationwide survey.

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Celebrating successful women-owned businesses

Starting an Empire with Just R10 000

Women are the pillars of township society, and in honour of Women’s Month in August, Spotong sat down with two successful women in business who have found their passion in life.


New on the shelf

Products your customers will demand

Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay and his daughter Matilda have developed a new range of delicious and healthy kids’ convenience meals exclusively for Checkers.


The backbone of the economy

Spaza shops deserve support

Tracing the history of spaza shops reveals how this informal sector of the retail economy is entrenched in the legacy of discrimination and a history of struggle.


Construction time

New malls and mergers are revitalising SA retail

This year, investors and local based entrepreneurs can look forward to a township stock exchange intended to formalise and transform the township economy economy.