Foreign traders’ ban misguided


01 October 2020 – 07:02

It remains to be seen if banning foreigners from operating certain businesses in Gauteng townships will improve participation of locals in this area of the economy.

Last week, the provincial government published the Gauteng Township Economic Development Draft Bill which seeks to ban foreigners from operating certain businesses in the townships. The businesses, still to be identified, will be reserved for citizens and foreign nationals with permanent residence…