Relevance of spaza shops in modern South Africa


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The constant infrastructure growth and improvements within townships has resulted in a penetration increase of big retailers entering the township consumer market landscape. They are making their products and services even more accessible and even cheaper than the local spaza shop.

Does this mean the era of the spaza shop as we know it is soon to come to an end? Do consumers still buy at spaza shops? And if so, what do they buy?