South Africa 2006-2010

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Date Title
30 August 2010 WCCA Campaign Report to Streetnet Congress August 2010 [pdf]
21 July 2010 World Class Cities for All Campaign Evaluation and Planning workshop 19th-21st July, Port Elizabeth – Working Group Reports [pdf]
21 July 2010 World Class Cities for All Campaign moves to Brazil for the World Cup 2014
25 June 2010 India: WCCA Campaign appeal to Commonwealth to review policies towards urban vendors during the Commonwealth Games to halt further evictions
25 June 2010 0.7% of the profits for urban development - a new goal for FIFA?
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 Service Delivery to informal economy workers by Tembi Mgomezulu, Public Services International [pdf]
07 May 2010 Lessons from the Building & Wood Workers’ International – the 2010 World Cup Decent Work Campaign by Eddie Cottle [pdf]
07 May 2010 Presentation on Regional Trade Union Campaigns by Adwoa Sakyi, International union of food; agricultural, hotel, restaurant, catering, tobacco and Allied workers Association (IUF) Regional Women’s Project Co-ordinator [pdf]
07 May 2010 ILO actions to promote Decent Work in the Informal Economy – Presentation by Inviolata Chinyangarara Senior Specialist, Workers’ Activities [pdf]
07 May 2010 Images from the Maputo WCCA Campaign Workshop [pdf]
07 May 2010 Declaration World Class Cities for ALL Campaign Workshop Maputo May 2010 [pdf]
07 May 2010 Nothing for us without us! Report on World Class Cities for ALL Campaign Workshop, Maputo, Mozambique 6-7 May 2010 [pdf]
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
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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