We specialises in small and informal business owner mentoring and development. Our members benefit a great deal from our strategic small business workshops and training programmes. They enjoy regular business support and guidance.
SASTA shares knowledge on small business management, business formalisation, professional etiquette, strategic stock procurement, small business legalities, financial management skills and small business marketing strategy.
We believe that the informal retail sector is key to the success of our country’s economy. The informal retail sector is increasingly acknowledged by manufacturers and wholesalers as an important delivery channel of goods to consumers in South Africa.
Rose Nkosi is SASTA’s national president and one of the original founder members. She strongly believes in small and informal business empowerment. She believs that in order for our economy to grow, the small and informal business owner must be taken seriously and supported. Rose’s deep understanding is that, “for most of the small business owners, their businesses also act as their only sources of income. And that these businesses also provide an indispansible service to their communities”.CONNECT WITH ROSE ON: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Main Objectives
Economic empowerment of our people has always been the driving force behind SASTA initiatives. Through hard-work and dedication to the following key objectives, we believe there is greater hope for our members:
To promote unity among people who own and operate Spaza and Tuck Shops.
To ensure improved buisness conditions for small business vendors on pavements.
To create sustainable employment for the youth and other employable people.
To promote bulk stock buying as the main procurement strategy for all our members.
To provide business opportunities for our people and encourage entrepreneurship.
To develop endless job and business opportunities for the physically handicapped.
Key Initiatives & Collaborations
SASTA has collaborated and partnered with various business stakeholders in order to secure business success for all its members. These key interactions have ensured indispensable training and commendable business opportunities for members.