Nayib Bukele did not attend the informal vendors’ forum
The National Informal Vendors’ Unit (UNV), made up of various representative organisations in the sector, conducted a forum with the San Salvador mayoral candidates.
The most notable absentee was Nayib Bukele, the candidate for the FMLN, whose reason for not being present was not known. The aspiring mayor of the capital tends to be absent from presentations to which his opponents are invited.
Invitation to a Forum
The National Vendors Unit (UNV) has the pleasure of inviting you to a Forum where "The Strategic Platform of the Self-employed Workers" will be presented.
Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015
The speakers attending the Forum will be the Mayoral Candidates for the Municipality of San Salvador, who will expound their positions concerning the content of the Platform.
Township wars — the myth and mayhem
CARWASH owner Nathi Mbatha says it is a “sad thing” that both government and fellow South Africans are “quick to refer to us as cry babies and incompetent business people” outclassed by foreigners who are simply working harder.
Mr Mbatha, who works in Merebank, a low-income area in KwaZulu-Natal, was speaking to Business Times in the grim aftermath of the looting spree that rippled through Soweto and other townships, devastating a number of foreign-run shops and leaving five people dead — including a baby.
The authorities have focused on this key question: was this the first wave of a new round of xenophobic attacks, or simply criminal opportunism?
NASVI to host Street Food Festival in 2015
After the success of the National Street Food festival in 2014, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) will be hosting another Street Food Festival this year. This will take place on February 27, 28 up until the 1st of March 2015 at Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
NASVI recently hosted workshops to train street food vendors on hygiene. Their training also included various aspects of food preservation techniques. Feedback from vendors, were that the workshops helped them a lot, as it also attracts customers who see them serving food with gloves and aprons as it is about quality and service.