The Shoprite Group says close to 90 of its stores have reopened following last month’s unrest.
89 stores have been reopened over the last three weeks.
This was after business operations were disrupted and stores destroyed due to looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
In a statement, the retail group says mobile stores have been sent into communities affected by the unrest.
It says it continues to ensure that it saves jobs and contributes to the economy and its recovery by reopening as quickly as possible.
More than 300 people have died as a result of the violence.
In the related video below, looting at Jabulani Mall:
Probe into civil unrest
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is set to launch a National Investigative hearing into the July civil unrest.
Damage to infrastructure and property amounted to billions of rands. It also had a devastating impact on the country’s economy with some businesses being unable to reopen.
The commission says the role and effectiveness of the state particularly of police and the security cluster as a whole will come under scrutiny.
It will also investigate underlying reasons that contributed to the unrest, looting and violence.