Business Day LIVE: Spaza Shops Are Overlooked Despite Huge Contribution To The Economy

Business Day LIVE: Spaza Shops Are Overlooked Despite Huge Contribution To The Economy

“The informal economy contributes about 5.2% to SA’s GDP and employs more than 2.6-million people, many of them women. Spaza shops alone contribute millions a year to the national fiscus. Why then are these economic contributors so often overlooked by the government, receiving little support and inclusion in the greater economy?” writes Ashraf Adam, SACN Board member.

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