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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... 

Township tourism remains untapped

By: Sydney Majoko     24th June 2016 Tourism in South Africa remains an untapped market. Yes, there are tourist destinations like Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga but, as a... 

More From Sydney Majoko - Township Economy

By-laws can stifle township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     20th May 2016 During his State of the City address a few days ago, Johannesburg mayor Councillor Parks Tau was at pains to point out the strides the city has... 

Govt spend on township economy on track

By: Sydney Majoko     1st April 2016 The Inaugural  Gauteng Township Entrepreneur Awards honoured the 'father' of township  entrepreneurship, Richard Maponya, with a Lifetime... 

Private sector must pull its weight in the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     19th February 2016 The news that Gauteng Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile has extended the Qondis' IShishini Lakho... 

Small steps towards total transformation

By: Sydney Majoko     22nd January 2016 The Gauteng provincial government recently announced the nominees for the recently launched Township Entrepreneur  Awards, the winners of which... 

New knowledge needed to revitalise the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     4th December 2015 About two weeks ago, I had to decide between accepting a rather pricey quote to fix a car door handle from a car dealership in town and searching... 

Formalising the township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     23rd October 2015 A couple of columns ago, I highlighted the need for businesses that comprise the township economy to join the online community in order to reap the... 

Flexibility required to sustain township economy

By: Sydney Majoko     2nd October 2015 Several years ago, I sat through a meeting of businesspeople who had come together to iron out a few issues that were holding back the development... 

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