spaza shop


Also found in: Wikipedia.

spaza shop

(ˈspɑːzə)
n
(Commerce) slang South African a small informal shop in a township, often run from a private house
[from township slang: dummy, camouflaged]
References in periodicals archive ?
The app, via which spaza shop owners can order stock, allows for different user credentials depending on whether the user is in any number of different industries--from spaza shops themselves to hair salons or gyms.
With MobiSpaza, brands can promote their products directly to the last mile whereby interested consumers can redeem coupons in real time at their nearest spaza shop," said Donald Mudenge, COO of MobiCash South Africa.
Caption: Above: A Bangladeshi spaza shop serving customers in Soweto
Most of the time I dealt with the difference by trying to deny it--engaging and immersing myself in the culture of the community, eating slaaiwatwat (a traditional township fast food) from the local spaza shop with the clinic staff (Hemp, p.
One couple from Durban bought a plastic bag full of tangerines from a Spaza shop - or small, informal township store that is often run out of someone's home - for the guide to hand out to the kids.
manage Spaza Shop master data, check incoming orders).
Xenophobic violence against Somali township traders in 2008 was largely attributed to their superior retail prowess and the inroads they made into local spaza shop trade.
Over time the scale of the spaza shop market has grown steadily (Marketing Mix 1995), in part due to the greater levels of disposable income in the hands of historically poor communities (Van der Berg and Louw 2003:7).
President Mbeki's roots are firmly planted in this sector; his mother still runs a spaza shop (a small informal supermarket) where the president worked as a young boy.
In South Africa unemployment, which took on enormous dimensions during the 1980s, was the major force behind the emergence of the spaza shop.
Sasol chief executive, Pieter Cox, says: "Instead of wholesalers, distributors, routers and spaza shop involvement, energy products will be delivered directly to the Integrated Energy Centre that will become sole wholesaler and distributor.
Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, in partnership with Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality and ABI, through the Micro Enterprise Support Programme has provided business and financial management skills training support to a group of Spaza Shop owners and Hawkers in Qwaqwa.