The South African retail sector is facing challenges due to inflationary pressure, weakened global supply chains, load-shedding and economic, political and infrastructure weaknesses that are squeezing margins and threatening bottom lines. At The SPAR Group, we are committed to driving economic turnaround by fostering the growth of entrepreneurs the country desperately needs.

Adding more entrepreneurs to the business landscape has significant knock-on effects. It means entire families can join the mainstream economy, people are lifted out of jobless queues, skills are transferred more broadly and raised living standards help pull South Africa out of its poverty trap...

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