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24 February 2017
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
Township businesses need protection
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
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 Soweto was murdered in an attempted robbery. In...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Overcoming township economy spatial restrictions
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
One of the most terrible legacies of 'separate but equal development' that apartheid purported to bring about is the cramped spatial planning that was implemented when urban townships were...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Diversity in the township economy
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
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 Jacob Zuma, the secretary-general of the party,...
 
 
25 Nov 2016
 
Govt, business must jointly boost township economy
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
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 important to the economy as a whole. That could prove...
 
 
21 Oct 2016
 
Higher education can serve the township economy
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
The funding crisis in higher education presents an opportunity FOR both government and the private sector to search for unique solutions to the skills problem in our economy. The mantra that 'Our...
 
 
23 Sep 2016
 
Township businesses must strive for high standards
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
Dorcas Mashitiso, the owner of Glamour Beauty Spa runs a very professional setup. The appointment booking system is highly professional and she insist that all staff members of her beauty salon,...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
Local government central to job creation
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
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 from other issues that need to be constantly...
 
 
22 Jul 2016
 
Township economy still vulnerable
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
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 traders were, once again, foreign nationals, who felt...
 
 
 
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