Stricter by-laws for foreign business people
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.