Did you know two out of three South Africans probably won't be able to put food on the table by the end of the month? Consumers living on the breadline are oftentimes unable to buy basic household food items in bulk. Meaning they incrementally spend more by buying smaller quantities.
Driven by the need to reduce single-use plastic in his local community and to disrupt the traditional retail business model, Miles Khubeka founded the Gcwalisa concept. By selling food items for as little as R5 through a weigh-and-pay model, the community are able to buy staple items like samp and beans, flour or sugar from as little as R5. By doing this, they're alleviating the pressure in food-insecure communities and reducing the risk of food insecurity for individuals.