The tanning salon is a staple throughout the beauty industry. Awareness of the health risks of using sunbeds is widely-known across South Africa however – so to succeed in this industry, you should fully educate yourself on the adverse effects of using tanning booths, whilst at the same time considering other revenue streams within your business from the outset.
In South Africa, informal township ‘spaza’ shops, which first appeared in the 1970s and were essentially community convenience stores, still exist today. They thrive in some areas and are one example of how a newsagent/convenience store can remain relevant, and to some extent profitable, in South Africa today.
There are around two million cats in South Africa, which is a large market if you’re keen to operate in the pet boarding sector.
However, running a cattery is a lifestyle business. And a love and genuine interest in caring for animals is a prerequisite.
You want to be a book seller, but you don't know where - or even if you should - start.
Here's how to find a good bookstore location, pay a fair price, find suppliers, and tweak those final details before you own your own book store in South Africa.
In little more than two decades, the South African retail liquor sector has moved from a basic commodity competing with home-grown alternatives to a sophisticated retail operation which also reflects international trend
Increasing city populations and a more-affluent middle-class population are just two of the factors driving this trend. This, in turn, will create new opportunities for those businesses which provide different kinds of animal-boarding arrangements.
Even though the economy in South Africa has experienced a downturn, the restaurant trade is still seeing growth year on year. Although the criterion for customers is altering in favour of healthy alternatives, takeaways and fast food outlets are also seeing improvements in sales.