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StreetNet International Coordinator, Pat Horn addressing those present on the ILO Decent work project. Ubumbano Organiser, Mr Shozi, was assisting with translations

Informal workers from the sectors of street vendors, home-based workers, taxi workers, fishermen and waste pickers, attended a mass meeting at the Gandhi Luthuli Hall at the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban on 19 August 2015, to discuss the lack of progress in an ILO Project on Decent Work in eThekwini Municipality, involving all 5 sectors, and to look at a way forward with regard to the EMIEF (eThekwini Municipality Informal Economy Forum) and how to transform this into a democratic and representative negotiating forum in eThekwini.

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Cooperation between Solidarity Center & Streetnet International: Programme launch in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Group photo for the participants of the StreetNet International delegation

Streetnet International and its two affiliates in Tanzania and Zimbabwe were invited to participate in the Solidarity Center’s planning meeting for the informal economy grant covering Zimbabwe and Tanzania,  held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 7-10 September 2015

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Opening ceremony(From left to right): Agblégoé Yawavi, SYVEMACOT, Catherine Toublou, Presidente of FAINATRASIT, Mr Adossi, Prefect of the City of Tsevié, Mr Akiti Dossey, Secretary General of the City Council, Sibailly  M. Douhouré, StreetNet Organiser

The activity took place at Tsévie, in a city situated at 40km north from Lomé the capital of Togo.Thirty three (33) leaders among which twenty two (22) women from Lomé and from Tsévié participated in the works of this seminary. The participants are informal market and street vendors, craftsmen, hairdressers, tailors, mechanics and jewelers.

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South Africa celebrates National Woman`s Day - 9 August

Statement by the Acting President of SAITA on the commemoration of National Woman’s Month 2015.

Rosheda Muller(second right) with SAITA Women Leadership attending a ILO Computer literacy course which was held recently

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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).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies