As South Africans entered its 21-day national lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, there remains uncertainty around whether spaza shops and corner stores are considered essential services to the public. The Government Gazette, which outlines the regulations during the lockdown, states that spaza shops that sell essential products[…]
Small Business Development Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says spaza shops will be provided with assistance by government amid the pandemic. Spaza shops are exempt from the lockdown – along with grocery stores and pharmacies, which provide essential supplies to people. People will be allowed to go out and buy food and[…]
Spaza shops‚ tuckshops and hawkers could face the brunt of government’s news anti-smoking laws – with some fearing they will either have to shut down or simply break the law. Banning the “loose” from South African shops and streets is a particular problem area. This is according to the South[…]
City of Cape Town’s health officials say they will make sure spaza shops and small enterprises know that they must give back their polony and other cold meat stock as a national recall of the processed meats continued on Tuesday over a listeriosis outbreak. “The City’s environmental health practitioners will[…]
Owners of spaza shops have been urged to put their customers first and abide by the laws governing them, especially around hygiene and the quality of produce changing hands. City of Cape Town health authorities have received reports of unhygienic conditions and concerns have been raised about the sale of[…]
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