Township Trade

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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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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?

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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.


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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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.