South Africa’s biggest economy, Gauteng Province, is introducing a law preventing foreigners doing business in townships.
The new law will hit Zimbabweans hard who currently number between 4 to 6 million across South Africa.
Zimbabweans are active in the retail and security sectors while some are running driving schools, restaurants, cleaning businesses and garages.
The draft Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill seeks to develop local businesses in the manufacturing, agriculture, construction and communications sectors.
The Bill is currently being debated by the public with residents making submissions on which sectors of the economy they would like reserved for locals.