Driving Change Together

 In Focus readers will remem­ber the innovative Sihlangene Bus Company in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, organized when two taxi cooperatives (Nhlabane and Mbonambi) entered into an agreement with the black-owned Trans-Tugela Bus Company. (“Sihlangene” means “We are Together.”) When I visited the company in August, Sihlangene had already progressed to the next stage of its business evolution. Having received a loan for ZAR 25,093,168, with the help of a Shared Interest guara...

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