Cape businesses live in terror of their ‘protectors’

A ruthless extortion racket has taken root, and the gangs are becoming more efficient by the day

17 December 2020 - 20:25

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in Sunday Times Daily earlier in 2020, and is being republished as part of the editors’ choice edition.

I flip television channels a lot since Covid-19 forced me to work from home. And I believe I have heard numerous experts waxing lyrical about informal businesses being key to the survival of SA’s economy...

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