Limpopo Department of Economic Development and Tourism MEC Rodgers Monama intends to visit and monitor Spaza Shops/Tuck Shops around the Province.
This is in collaboration with Limpopo local municipalities aimed at verifying documentation, ownership, products, operating hours, suppliers. Also many other areas which will assist our entrepreneurs in running lucrative businesses.
CORE BUSINESSES IN RURAL AREAS AND TOWNSHIPS
Monama admits that Spaza Shops are a core business within our township and rural setups. It is therefore crucial that they should be compliant with specific laws and regulations.
RODGERS MONAMA CONCERNED ABOUT LOSSES BY SPAZA SHOPS DURING COVID-19
‘Our local Municipalities have during the past years effectively played a vital part in issuing licenses or permits in order to assist interested citizens on their entrepreneur endeavors.
Millions of Rands previously set aside by our government aimed at assisting Spaza Shops as part of Covid-19 Relief funds have not benefitted our spaza shops due to low number of applicants and non- compliant applications. This has since been a cause for concern hence the Department intents to unearth, assess and enforce the sector to abide to laws and regulations,” the Department said in a statement.
Monama is unbending on creating a healthy, fair trade and citizen centered township and rural business sector in line with the approved Limpopo Township and Rural Economy Strategy.