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Tough times ahead for township entrepreneurs

By: Sydney Majoko     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

State of the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     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

Township businesses need protection

By: Sydney Majoko     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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Overcoming  township economy  spatial restrictions

Overcoming township economy spatial restrictions

By: Sydney Majoko     27th January 2017 One of the most terrible legacies of 'separate but equal development' that apartheid purported to bring about is the cramped spatial planning that... 

Diversity in the  township economy

Diversity in the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     20th January 2017 In the week that the country waited with bated breath for the national executive committee of the ruling party to decide the fate of the President... 

Govt, business must jointly boost township economy

Govt, business must jointly boost township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     25th November 2016 As the township economy is usually referred to as a secondary or informal economy, there is a huge risk that it could be regarded as not being... 

Higher education  can serve the  township economy

Higher education can serve the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     21st October 2016 The funding crisis in higher education presents an opportunity FOR both government and the private sector to search for unique solutions to the... 

Township businesses must strive for high standards

By: Sydney Majoko     23rd September 2016 Dorcas Mashitiso, the owner of Glamour Beauty Spa runs a very professional setup. The appointment booking system is highly professional and she... 

Local government central to job creation

By: Sydney Majoko     26th August 2016 Elections have the effect of turning the spotlight on issues of importance for a set period of time. However, they can also turn the spotlight away... 

Township economy still vulnerable

By: Sydney Majoko     22nd July 2016 The #TshwaneBurning riots were a case of de ja vu for traders based in the townships surrounding the capital city. The most vulnerable group of... 

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