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In S. Africa, Local Tuck Shops Fight for Survival

Informal sectors make up a significant portion of South Africa's economy and are critical for creating jobs in a country with a chronic unemployment rate of at least 25 percent. But an influx of immigrant merchants and international retailers and their growing dominance in the market has been a headache for local traders in South Africa running informal shops - known as spazas. John Stheole has owned his spaza shop - the informal stores that dot the corners of townships - for more...

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