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18 May 2017
 
 
DSBD: Lindiwe Zulu: Address by Minister of Small Business Development, on the occasion of delivering budget vote speech,National Assembly, Cape Town (18/05/2017)
Small Business Development
It is a mere three years ago that President Jacob Zuma announced the establishment of the Department of Small Business Development in May 2014.
 
 
12 May 2017
 
FMF: Martin van Staden says SABC’s abhorrent demands spell out government’s ill intentions
STATEMENT
The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s recent shenanigans in Parliament illustrate quite plainly how government perceives its relationship with citizens: legalised extortion. Instead of...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
‘You can’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Contracts between SME suppliers and the large supermarkets
ECON3X3
This article examines the implications of the contracts between the four main South African supermarkets and their SME suppliers. Supermarkets’ procurement practices, in particular their practice...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
 
 
A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
This is the story of Sara, who poses stiffly for a photo with her four children at Turffontein concentration camp in 1901, and of Abraham, who paints the street names on Johannesburg’s kerbs. It is...
 
 
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...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
PAC: Banks should be punished for their gangsterism tendency
STATEMENT
PAC welcomes the report by the Competition Commission. We further call on politicians to depoliticise this matter to give Tribunal an opportunity to deal with this gangsters in a fair but...
 
 
22 Apr 2014
 
SA's spaza shops suffer as big retail rolls in
SMALL BUSINESS
In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping centre and business has only gotten worse...
 
 
 
                       
 
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