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30 January 2014 Hard-hit vendors plead for help
17 January 2014 Traders threaten chaos over vendor`s killing
25 October 2013 COSATU, SAMWU and African Diaspora Forum lead coalition of street trade organisations to discuss “ Operation Clean Sweep” with Joburg Metro
02 August 2013 Destroyed by Fire, a Market Struggles to Rise from the Ashes
31 July 2013 Professionalising Street Food and Creating new possibilities
26 July 2013 Of Mandela Day and Mealies
07 June 2013 Xhidmat-ISH celebrates the International Day of Families
07 June 2013 Messages from the President of Streetnet and the invited guests during the opening of the International Council meeting held in Guinea Conakry - 25 to 26 Of May 2013
24 May 2013 Metro cops `punched` mealie vendors [pdf]
24 May 2013 New York Street Vendors Displaced by Bike-Share Want Their Voices Heard
05 April 2013 Namibia: Informal Traders are Invaluable for the Economy
02 April 2013 Traders ask to be involved in decision making
28 February 2013 Livingstone street vendors urged to cooperate with council to keep the city clean
21 February 2013 Role of street trader needs to be better understood
05 February 2013 Cuba’s Entrepreneurs Flourish Against the Odds
05 February 2013 The Central Market of Bujumbura on fire: Pierre Nkurunziza call for national solidarity
22 January 2013 "Domestic workers would be well catered for if Ghana signs ILO Convention" – TUC Boss
15 January 2013 Celebrating SEWA’s 40 Years
10 January 2013 Markets of Warwick Wins a Mayor’s Award for Excellence!
08 January 2013 PAKISTAN - Newspaper hawkers’ ticket to eat
04 July 2012 Accident robs ZCIEA of its two members [pdf]
23 May 2012 Blowing the whistle
18 May 2012 International Labour Conference of the ILO - April 2012 [pdf]
11 May 2012 Crisis Meeting - City of Johannesburg Officials and Street Traders to meet today
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NewsBox, 2 - 15 March 2015


ZIMBABWE. First Lady`s Empathy On Vendors Misunderstood. All Africa (13 March 2015). She reminded the police officers that some of them had qualified to join the force because their mothers had sent them to school from the proceeds of street vending.

UK. Street traders` petition passes 5,000 mark. Essex County Standard (13 March 2015) by Andrea Collitt. The petition, seeking the right for the street traders to stay where they are, had 5,000 signatures by Wednesday.

SINGAPORE. Year-long SG50 festivities to highlight hawker food, local music. Channel News Asia (12 March 2015). The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth said it is important to celebrate Singapore`s heritage and culture, adding that the idea of a "distinctive Singaporean culture" is still relatively new and evolving.

MEXICO. Tacos are on credit as street vendors in Mexico use apps. The Globe and Mail (12 March 2015) by Patricia Laya. In Mexico city, known for its sprawling street markets, consumers are shunning cash and opting for credit cards they swipe on merchants` smartphones to pay for everything from shoes to tacos.

INDIA. Vendor goods being seized under anti-sabotage measures: HC told. Zee News (8 March 2015). An association for street vendors has alleged before Delhi High Court that goods of roadside sellers were being seized by police as part of its "anti- sabotage measures", which the organisation has dubbed as a "fresh modus operandi" to harass squatters.

INDIA. Asi Permission Awaited For Building Shops. NewsHub (7 March 2015). The Vellore Corporation is waiting for permission from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to go ahead with the construction of shops for street vendors on the old fish market premises on Anna Salai.

AFRICA. Why Africa`s Booming Cities Need More Autonomy in Urban Planning. City Lab (3 March 2015) Sam Sturgis.  According to the article, the bond was going to fund a new market hall, where street vendors could sell their goods in a more formal exchange.

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