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The Government of South Africa through the Department of Science and Innovation and Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), will be hosting IST-Africa 2023  conference from 31 May - 02 June in Tshwane, South Africa. IST - Africa 2023 Conference is the eighteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences.

IST-Africa Week 2023 will provide a world-class international forum to showcase existing technology-enabled Research, Innovation and ICT4D activities and capacity in Africa, Europe and other parts of the world. The

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The Township Economies event is a one-stop destination for Township entrepreneurs. The event will explore support services to the informal market sector, focusing on the challenges the entrepreneurs face. The event hopes to shed light on critical issues and help inform strategies for improving and expanding support services for those working in the informal market sector.

The event will put focus on businesses and markets based in townships; 

  • Spaza Shops
  • Hawkers
  • Bakeries
  • Fast Food Outlets & Shebeens
  • Backroom Rentals
  • Mechanics and Panel Beaters
  • Metal Fabricators
  • Minibus Taxi