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Sydney Majoko

Sydney  Majoko

Majoko is a small business owner with operations in Tembisa, one of Gauteng's largest so-called 'townships' ­

Stokvels changing the face of the township economy

23rd February 2018 Stokvels, defined by Oxford Dictionary as "a savings or investment society to which members regularly contribute an agreed amount and from which... 

World-class events benefit the township economy

26th January 2018 Most South African townships are built along similar physical lines. They consist of a lot of bland structures that provide for the basic need of... 

The changing face of the township economy

24th November 2017 In the late 90s and early 2000s, whenever a township dweller spoke of his or her  family being in business, it meant one of two things: they either... 


Unique financing needed for the township economy

6th October 2017 One of the township economy's most crippling challenges is the lack of access to easily obtainable finance that is available at short notice. It is... 

Township pop-up markets one way of tackling spatial problems

1st September 2017 The one thing about the township economy that is always going to be a hindrance is space. Owing to the terrible spatial planning of the apartheid... 

Competition body conducting probe into township economy

4th August 2017 Competition Commission investigation into Township Economy More than two years ago, we had the so-called xenophobic attacks directed at foreign... 

Reimagining the township economy

2nd June 2017 Whether one considers it as being positive or negative, the theme of radical economic transformation has been thrust onto our political discourse.... 

Tough times ahead for township entrepreneurs

5th May 2017 Only the most ignorant entrepreneur would go into the future without trepidation. All businesses in South Africa's current economic and political... 

State of the township economy

24th March 2017 During this year's chaotic State of the Nation address (Sona), in February, President Jacob Zuma promised that, in line with the radical economic... 

Township businesses need protection

17th February 2017 On the last Monday of January, we woke up to the news that the manager of the internationally renowned Sakhumzi restaurant, in Vilakazi street, in... 

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