Township Trade

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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.

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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.

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Tech talk

Gadgets to help you up your game

Everybody wants WiFi these days, so why not make your patrons happy by providing it for them?

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The Deceased Estate

What Happens to Your Business When You Pass Away?

There is a saying that goes “nothing is certain but death and taxes” and while it is true that death is inevitable for all of us, it sometimes comes when we least expect it to.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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How to Handle Fire and Gas Responsibly

Precautions and advice

Winter is not far off and with that comes the increased risk of fire hazards as gas stoves, heaters and fires are used more frequently.

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Take Your Stokvel To The Next Level: Invest

It’s time to take advantage of your stokvel’s group power, beyond bulk buying.

Have you ever thought of moving your stokvel from its founding short term saving mentality principle – be it a social stokvel, burial society, grocery buying scheme or mogoliswano to long-term saving?