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Women, youth leading the charge in informal trade in Diepsloot

Young people, women and foreign nationals are the drivers of informal trade in Diepsloot, however, businesses still need more support.

702's John Robbie spoke to community leader, Sicelo Shezi, about the community needs to enable businesses to reach their full potential.

Listen to the interview below:

The majority of people those who are unemployed, 50% of them is young people. We have a lot of women who are currently running their own businesses.

Sicelo Shezi, Diepsloot community leader

We need to move to make Diepsloot a safer community first... one of the things that is a challenge is that when people enter Diepsloot, they are alerted to entering a danger zone. That scares away investment.

Sicelo Shezi, Diepsloot community leader

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