spaza shops

Reports of spaza shops being closed despite govt regulation

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[…]

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Spaza shops can stay open during lockdown

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[…]

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Customers urged to report unhygienic spaza shops

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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