How It Works

About Khona La Local Stores

Khona La

The Network membership is opened to South African stores, both operating stores and new/non-operating stores. New stores must have a ready to operate structure (building or container).

As a member, the store (structure) is provided by you and it remains yours; only with a greater competitive advantage. In short, it is like the “Uber” of local owned township retail stores.

Interested store owners and aspiring owners with a trading space can apply to join the Khona La family by filling up the application on our website. After processing your application, our team will contact you and come out to assess your trading space. You will then be informed whether your trading space is approved or not after the assessment.

Stock Delivery

We deliver stock directly from our Distribution Centre to your shop


Membership Benefits

Khona La Local Stores membership benefits include, but not limited, to:

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Painting of the store

All Khona La stores are painted in the front and branded with various products. This is to ensure that they look professional, clean, look the same and stand out.

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Point Of Sale System

The POS system is connected to our DC and it allows stores to replenish/order stock, track and manage their inventories. It also includes Software, Hardware, Airtime Sales, Card Payments & the Cash Register.

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Training and Skills Development

Khona La has partnered with various stakeholders that offer business development support including: Business and Financial Management, Financial Literacy, Retail Sector latest trends and many more.

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Each store receives a branded signage that is co-branded with Khona La and Store Name. Your store remains yours only with a greater competitive advantage.

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Khona La is working hard to take kasi stores onto the technology super highway. Our POS & Payment Systems require internet connection. We are working with Corporate Partners to bring connectivity to our stores with ease.

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Turnkey Solution

Turnkey Solution for new stores (assistance in organising Shelves, Double Door Cooldrinks Fridge, Counter/Work Station and Opening Stock among other benefits)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Khona La Local Stores is a Network of township retail stores and the value chain, trading under brand name, Khona La. These include grocery tuck-shops, fruit & veggies, butcheries, hardware stores and coffee shops.

Is Khona La a franchise business?

Khona La is not a Franchise business. Khona La has its own Code of Conduct that Network members adhere to in order to ensure professional and seamless operations. There are no franchise and marketing fees that Network members pay.

How much does it cost to join the Network?

Costs are dependent on the trading space / building structure i.e. the size of the structure as well as all other requirements. Some stores are already operating with their own equipment and stock; whereas some of the stores will require the equipment and opening stock. Khona La will confirm the costs after visiting and vetting your trading space/store.

Do you supply or organise a container for the shop?

No, Khona La doesn’t organise the container or build the structure for applicants. Although Khona La is currently engaging with potential stakeholders that are organising pre-fabricated building structures that can be used to build trading structures. Once all legalities have been finalised, Khona La will advise interested applicants.

Is Khona La operating nationwide?

Our plans include to be in every street corner of every township and rural areas across the country. At the moment Khona La operates and opened for applications in Gauteng ONLY. Please keep checking our website and social media pages for future developments.