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11 June 2010 The Elders call for fair play for street vendors
04 June 2010 Rustenburg informal traders defend their right to trade during FIFA World Cup in second round of battle with Municipality
03 June 2010 Informal Trading march to protest the policies of the City of Cape Town on Thursday 3 June 2010 beginning at 10h00 from Kaizergracht and marching to the city offices.
31 May 2010 Rustenburg municipality fails in bid to remove the informal traders in Rustenburg from the streets
27 May 2010 Renowned world leaders Mary Robinson and Ela Bhat call on FIFA President to support StreetNet demands
26 May 2010 Women street traders talk about the FIFA World Cup
17 May 2010 "Who`s Feeling It? : Informal traders and the World Cup", by Jennifer Elle Lewis, Gender Links
07 May 2010 Nothing for us without us! Maputo
07 May 2010 Maputo: WCCA Campaign Workshop Declaration
07 May 2010 Durban: "Questions over cops seizing traders` goods", The Mercury, Kamini Padayachee
01 May 2010 International Labour Day, Fair Games, Fair Trade
01 May 2010 May Day 2010 is being celebrated just 42 days before the kick-off of the long-awaited African FIFA World Cup
01 May 2010 International Labour Day - StreetNet calls on host cities to work with vendors' organizations so that FIFA games benefit the urban poor - not just McDonalds
01 May 2010 International Labour Day - Workshops on the problem of Xenophobia to be hosted in Pretoria and Cape Town
01 May 2010 May 1, 2010: International Labour Day, WCCA Campaign Press Statement: World Class Cities for ALL (WCCA) Campaign
01 May 2010 May 1, 2010: International Labour Day - StreetNet calls on host cities to work with vendors` organizations so that FIFA games benefit the urban poor - not just McDonalds
01 May 2010 International Labour Day - Workshops on the problem of Xenophobia to be hosted in Pretoria and Cape Town
26 March 2010 Street and market trader leaders from Tanzania and Malawi to address Anti-Xenophobia Workshop in Johannesburg
19 March 2010 Abahlali baseMjondolo PressThe notorious Michael Sutcliffe continues to launch illegal attacks on our basic democratic rights
10 March 2010 International Women`s Day Workshop on Counting the Costs of FIFA World Cup to Informal Economy Women.
08 March 2010 Traders Evicted in Mitchells Plain Town Centre
05 March 2010 International Women`s Day forum to count costs of FIFA 2010 Games
02 March 2010 100 days to go - and the urban poor ask what happened to fair play?
23 February 2010 Nelson Mandela Bay - Street and market trader leaders from Mozambique and Zimbabwe to address Anti-Xenophobia workshop in Port Elizabeth
19 February 2010 FIFA Games must be Xenophobia-free
 
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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