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A historic day for Street Vendors

A vendor selling snacks near Jantar Mantar

Balwant Singh, a vegetable seller at Jangpura market, has been waiting for this day since 2011 when he found out that a legislation to protect street vendors` livelihoods was in the offing. With a radiant smile on Friday, as the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill-2012 was passed by the Lok Sabha, he distributed sweets in the market.

There were enough reasons for Balwant to celebrate. He expects the "daily routine" of harassment at the hands of municipal authorities and the police to decrease.

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StreetNet President Mr Oscar Silva invited to participate as a guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” in Argentina

StreetNet President, Mr Oscar Silva was invited as guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” This will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, later this year in October. Mr Silva would be expected to participate as a speaker at the Congress, on the 15 October, in the panel discussion titled: “Decent work and responsible management”. The hosts were quoted as saying that they consider the Presidents’ contribution to this complex issue invaluable. They also added that a serious and creative approach is increasingly necessary to address these concerns.

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Street vendors prepare back up plan in Jakarta

As the Jakarta administration is urging all street vendors in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, to move into Block G of Tanah Abang market, at least 150 vendors have registered themselves to city-owned market developer PD Pasar Jaya, according to an executive.

Finance director of PD Pasar Jaya Warno said on Tuesday that his firm had provided 1,060 stalls in the second and third floors of Block G to accommodate around 785 street vendors in Tanah Abang. "Some of the street vendors have registered to occupy stalls at the block since July 16," he said. "However, we are prioritising vendors with Jakarta ID cards."

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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