Small business regulation will end the competition

2015-04-30 06:00

South Africans are not xenophobic. They are just like other human beings whose struggle is for survival.

The struggle for liberation has always been a bread and butter issue because it was a fight for a better life.

Xenophobia is a class issue. No Ethopian, Somalian or even Nigerian can come and practice as a doctor here without the approval of the medical council, and that’s because the professional classes are protected by the government and other associations.

But poor people from Umlazi who own spaza shops have to compete with other African spaza owners.

Our poor are let down because government won’t protect their businesses. There are no laws that regulate spaza shops

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