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Are you cut out to be a fabric seller?

While the textiles industry has in recent years been in the news for all the wrong reasons – cheap imports, factory closures and job losses – there is nonetheless a good market out there for a small business selling fabrics. Specifically so if the owners are, so to speak, cut out to be fabric sellers.… [Continue Reading]

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Make a killing in coffins

Death, it is often said, is big business. About 600 000 funerals take place in South Africa per year, generating about R9 billion in funeral-related expenditure. However, it is difficult to get accurate figures about this sector, because many businesses are informal. Most of these businesses are not registered with any industry association, and stories… [Continue Reading]

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