Stricter by-laws for foreign business people

2012-03-10 12:08
Johannesburg - Foreigners who own spaza shops and other businesses may soon be subject to by-laws that could be stricter than their South African counterparts, according to a report on Saturday.

In the ANC's peace and stability policy discussion document, the governing party proposes that non-South Africans should not run spaza shops without adhering to certain legislated prescripts which may or may not apply to South Africans, The Saturday Star reported.

The proposal was a response to attacks on foreign shop owners who were mostly from Somalia and Pakistan.

"Non-South Africans should not be allowed to buy or run spaza shops or larger businesses without having to comply with certain legislated prescripts.

"By-laws need to be strengthened in this regard," the policy document reads.

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