In South Africa, the informal economy accounts for between 40% to 50% of sales worth about R360 billion annually and ensures that residents in townships and informal settlements have access to foodstuffs at their doorsteps, at affordable prices.
It’s south africans love for potatoes that has sparked Potatoes South Africa to launch a new campaign under the tagline Amazambane for Life – I LOVE POTATOES. Amazambane is a Zulu word which means potatoes and “for life” relates to potatoes’ numerous health benefits.
While in his office, Hennie hooks me up to the Rife scanner to scan my system for parasites. “It doesn’t look too bad,” he proclaims after a few minutes. I spot a few unwelcome internal guests on the report but Hennie brushes it off. “Be grateful you don’t have slugs in you!”