Ezase-Kasi Business Fridays is an initiative that seeks to boost economic development in township spaces.
Ezase-Kasi host stakeholders from private sector in different township communities to experience their diverse range of goods and services on Friday afternoons.
Ezase-Kasi founder, Siyanda Mtulu, explains that various traders exist in the township, but are unable to access commercial spaces in affluent residential areas.
We do have have businesses. From construction, to spaza shops, tailors, doctors, law firms, fashion designers. They do exist in our townships. It's just that we aren't giving them the opportunities they deserve.— Siyanda Mtulu, founder of Ezase-Kasi
The provincial Ministry of Economic Opportunities has shown interest in the Ezase-Kasi concept and wants to give its support.
Mtulu has encouraged local companies and corporate South Africa, and Capetonians in general, to look to the townships for their needs and help boost township economy
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: