Townships are bustling with economic activity, from spaza shops to metal fabricators to hair-braiding on the sidewalk

Food-related businesses dominate the local enterprise activity, making the food economy a central factor in any strategy for township economic development. Strengthening the food economy has the potential to improve both social and economic outcomes.

To support the development of the township food economy, a 12-month Kasipreneur program has been created for food and beverage entrepreneurs with long-term growth potential. The program offers access to business development support and technology-enabled solutions, funding opportunities, and procurement deals. These procurement opportunities not only help businesses strengthen their operational and capacity models but also provide a platform for them to grow. Overall, the Kasipreneur program aims to uplift and empower township-based entrepreneurs in the food and beverage sector, ultimately contributing to the development of the local economy.