That is because, in case you didn't get the memo, the meeting has moved from the glass tower on the 5th floor to the open space next to the informal retail shop or "tuck shop" or spaza shop
(as it is called in South Africa).
For example, 'I'm on my way home to Soweto I stop at the taxi rank where there is a Spaza shop
nearby, grab a couple of things as a top-up', resulting in LSM 7-10 spending more there,' explains Arnold.
Thus, whilst the mashonisas as well as the stokvels seemed to thrive and helped women in defying the odds by advancing loans to individual borrowers, small business proprietors such as tavern, spaza shop
, or taxi owners, they were associated with several challenges or abuses that made them a burden to those often inclined by poverty to use the two.
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.
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.
This role is similar to Sharpey-Schafer's (2009) "champion." In C@R, we also worked with infopreneurs who form an integral part of the new system (e.g., manage Spaza Shop
master data, check incoming orders).
There were high levels of off-take: the household 'eats from the spaza shop
' she explained.
It is significant that existing spaza shop
micro-entrepreneurs were willing, until the arrival of immigrant shopkeepers, to permit a continuous stream of new entrants into the market.
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.
The Spaza Shop
: South Africa's First Own Black Retailing Institution