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  • Gauteng – Private security arrests informal traders for vending on trains and railway platforms
    loaded on trucks Are the security meant to guard criminals or hawkers asks one trader He maintains that like many others he is selling because he is hungry With the little he earns he pays for his shack and buys clothes for his school going children The leader of the SA Railway Hawkers Association Augustine Mqaba says the arrests and assaults on hawkers by the private security guards contracted to the state passenger railway company Metrorail has reached uncontrollable levels SARHA staged a march recently to the Gauteng provincial government Later we marched to the president s office in Pretoria demanding a moratorium on their continuing harassment and evictions Despite the on going negotiations since the march the crisis at the stations continue unabated because they are imposing their own decisions on us says Mqaba Cheche Selepe World Class Cities for All campaign 073 864 5424 World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times of India 10 April 2015 TANZANIA College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers Daily News 10 April 2015 by Ludovick Kazoka INDIA No street vendors cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market NGT Zee News 8 April 2015 by PTI New Delhi BOTSWANA EDD is the way to go Mmegi Online 8 April

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  • Durban`s street wars - StreetNet International calls on Ethekwini Metro to negotiate in good faith with street vendors
    to put in place a transparent system of regulation which is inclusive i e does not criminalise the majority of the city s 25 000 street vendors by refusing them trading permits enforce the Recommendations of a Review of Durban s Informal Economy Policy undertaken in 2006 which proposes that the system of regulation must cater for all street vendors and avoid police action except as a last resort establish an independent Commission of Enquiry into all facets of corruption around the issue of street trade permits reform the Ethekwini Informal Economy Forum EMIEF to function as a proper negotiation forum where all stakeholders have equal rights to advance their positions not a one way conveyor belt for municipal officials to issue commands and instructions to street vendors World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times of India 10 April 2015 TANZANIA College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers Daily News 10 April 2015 by Ludovick Kazoka INDIA No street vendors cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market NGT Zee News 8 April 2015 by PTI New Delhi BOTSWANA EDD is the way to go Mmegi Online 8 April 2015 USA Five Courses Hawkers street food flair more Creative Loafing Tampa Bay 8 April 2015 by Meaghan

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  • FNB Stadium hawkers
    weekends during the soccer matches they traded every working day selling food to the construction workers As business was going on the management of the construction company decided to frustrate the hawkers They started telling hawkers that the food they sell might be unhygienic and therefore they must go The management decided to restrict the flow of workers in and out of the work place All other gates of the stadium were closed opening only one gate the main gate Having only 30 minutes lunch time between 12H00 and 12H30 it became increasingly difficult for the workers to enter and exit the workplace for lunch without compromising the bosses time Coupled with time restrictions the construction company tells the hawkers that four BEE companies have been enlisted and shall sell food at the stadium within months On hearing this sad state of affair the leaders of the SA Rail Hawkers Association Sarha took the matter up with the union organising construction workers the National Union of Mineworkers Num At a meeting with a NUM shopsteward below left the hawkers below right were are assured that solidarity with NUM is guaranteed He indicated that just as the construction companies are having subcontractors assisting them it could be advisable that even the enlisted BEE caterers subcontract the work to hawkers as well Amandla World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine

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  • Klerksdorp Oppenheimer Stadium - Hawkers should benefit
    peddle their wares just around the town hall housing the municipal headquarters of Matlosana Klerksdorp He cites money problems as the impediment towards organising the hawkers beyond their current state Klerksdorp Matlosana forms part of the Southern district municipality that also includes Orkney the largest mining community in the area The Oppenheimer Stadium in Orkney will soon host some of the 2010 Fifa World Cup games As the name suggests the stadium is named after multi millionaire Ernest Oppenheimer Hope is that the games at the Oppenheimer Stadium shall not be for those like Ernest himself but let the poor benefit World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times of India 10 April 2015 TANZANIA College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers Daily News 10 April 2015 by Ludovick Kazoka INDIA No street vendors cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market NGT Zee News 8 April 2015 by PTI New Delhi BOTSWANA EDD is the way to go Mmegi Online 8 April 2015 USA Five Courses Hawkers street food flair more Creative Loafing Tampa Bay 8 April 2015 by Meaghan Habuda INDIA Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor Anil Ambani s Pali Hill residences DNA India 8 April 2015 by Amrita Nayak Dutta ABU DHABI Abu

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  • Rustenberg Royal Bafokeng Stadium - Hawkers demand a pro-poor 2010
    and the international hawker movement StreetNet The organisations are calling for the inclusion of the poor in the build up to the 2010 world cup The city s Royal Bafokeng Stadium is host to the 2010 soccer extravagance The stadium is owned by presumably Africa s richest monarch the Royal Bafokeng reigning in the land boasting the world s largest platinum deposits Surely the 2010 games are an affair of the rich What about badidi the poor questions Mosome According to him there has been no communication between the local organising team and the hawkers the poor communities Mosome says the 2010 event should not just be for the rich people The hawkers and poor people on the ground should be included in all preparations for the games World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times of India 10 April 2015 TANZANIA College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers Daily News 10 April 2015 by Ludovick Kazoka INDIA No street vendors cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market NGT Zee News 8 April 2015 by PTI New Delhi BOTSWANA EDD is the way to go Mmegi Online 8 April 2015 USA Five Courses Hawkers street food flair more Creative Loafing Tampa Bay 8 April 2015 by Meaghan

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  • Durban street trader organisations demand a halt to harassment and evictions
    consult with street trader organisations about the issues that affect their day to day efforts to earn an honest living and requesting negotiation and dialogue with the municipality We will also challenge the Ethekwini Municipality to join the World Class Cities for All Campaign which calls for consultative processes in the lead up the 2010 FIFA World Cup to ensure that street traders and other groups of the urban poor are not unilaterally evicted without alternatives or unnecessarily disadvantaged by urban renewal plans The Informal Policy as it has being implemented uses police repression as its chief way of regulating our sector We see that in 2006 there should be a broader vision that puts development of people as the priority as well as education and the informing of street traders of their rights Street traders are being turned into criminals and treated as a nuisance when in fact we are making an economic contribution to the city We see that people who have permits are being subjected to the same continual harrasment as those do not have permits to trade There must be a change of heart about informal trade Many thousands of people and families are earning a living through informal trade because of the high rate of unemployment poverty and HIV AIDS We need leadership that has a broader vision and recognises the potential and value of the sector to come up with a better approach than this severe and unjust policy that we are seeing As the city is reviewing the policy implementation process we would like them to be fully aware of the problems that we are experiencing and to consider our concerns as legitimate By confiscating the goods of the working poor who have no other means to earn a living and evicting people without providing any alternatives the problem of the city and street traders will get worse and not better in the long term For more information contact Jabulani Maxwell Chairperson Eye Traders Association 0738978203 Gaby Bikombo Chairperson Siyagunda Association 0732510686 World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times of India 10 April 2015 TANZANIA College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers Daily News 10 April 2015 by Ludovick Kazoka INDIA No street vendors cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market NGT Zee News 8 April 2015 by PTI New Delhi BOTSWANA EDD is the way to go Mmegi Online 8 April 2015 USA Five Courses Hawkers street food

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=201&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Invitation to Ethekwini Municipality to join World Class City Campaign and engage in consultative processes in the lead up to the World Cup
    Phoenix Plaza Traders Association demand the city consult with street trader organisations about the issues that affect their day to day efforts to earn an honest living and request negotiation and dialogue with the municipality The organisations challenged the Ethekwini Municipality to join the World Class Cities for All Campaign which calls for consultative processes in the lead up the 2010 FIFA World Cup to ensure that street traders and other groups of the urban poor are not unilaterally evicted without alternatives or unnecessarily disadvantaged by urban renewal plans World Class Cities for All Brazil Portuguese Blog There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events It can be found on this link http streetnetbrasil wordpress com Latest Additions Cambodian Trade Unions oppose adoption of a new Trade Union Law Online crowd funding a new experiment of StreetNet International StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204 Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work Nothing for us Without Us NewsBox INDIA DP is irreparable scrap it say activists Times of India 10 April 2015 TANZANIA College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers Daily News 10 April 2015 by Ludovick Kazoka INDIA No street vendors cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market NGT Zee News 8 April 2015 by PTI New Delhi BOTSWANA EDD is the way to go Mmegi Online 8 April 2015 USA Five Courses Hawkers street food flair more Creative Loafing Tampa Bay 8 April 2015 by Meaghan Habuda INDIA Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor Anil Ambani s Pali Hill residences DNA India 8 April 2015 by Amrita Nayak Dutta ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers Gulf News 7 April 2015

    Original URL path: http://streetnet.org.za/show.php?id=200&lang=eng (2016-01-31)
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  • Our challenge to the Ethekwini Municipality:
    Cities for All with the participation of street vendors and other groups of the urban poor The campaign will have a strong focus on women and other vulnerable street vendors who are the first to lose their livelihoods and the most invisible in most plans for World Class Cities WE INVITE THE ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY TO JOIN THIS CAMPAIGN The Ethekwini Municipality has organised a Conference for the purpose of providing a platform for discussion around the Informal Economy The primary objectives of this Conference are as follows To create a platform for the purpose of sharing information and networking with all participants operating within the context of the informal economy environment To review the Informal Economy Policy and to map out a way forward in improving the management of the Informal Economy in general In accordance with these noble objectives we invite the Ethekwini Municipality to lead the way in becoming a signatory to the following WCCA DEMANDS TO MUNICIPALITIES Formally adopt an inclusive concept of World Class Cities for All with the participation of street vendors and other groups of the urban poor with a strong focus on women and other vulnerable street vendors who traditionally have been the first to lose their livelihoods and be the most invisible in previous plans for World Class Cities Undertake to ensure that no individual or group of street vendors shall be unduly disadvantaged by any urban improvement or urban renewal initiatives in preparation for the FIFA World Cup of 2010 Undertake that any relocation of street vendors informal market vendors or hawkers in operation prior to any urban improvement or urban renewal initiatives shall necessarily include viable and acceptable alternatives which are accessible to even the poorest traders including women and traders with disabilities Undertake to engage in participatory consultative processes with any persons or interest groups who may be affected in any substantive or material manner by any aspect of urban improvement or urban renewal initiatives envisaged in the creation of World Class Cities Undertake to engage in social dialogue or substantive negotiations with any potentially affected persons or groups or their democratically elected representatives in any situation where urban improvement or urban renewal initiatives may have a bearing on their work or livelihood Establish multi stakeholder negotiating forums in each city to ensure inclusive non sectarian negotiations and consultations processes guided by the draft Code of Conduct accepted by street vendors organizations in 2004 as part of the process of forming a South African national alliance of street vendors which is not yet complete and the following local govt representation to include regulators as well as enforcement agents and SALGA or provincial local govt association representatives street vendors to be directly represented by their own elected representatives with due regard to the representation of women in the proportions in which they are found on the streets and vendors with disabilities street vendors operating as fronts for small or big business or with substantive conflicts of interest will not be

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