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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IRAN. Tehran's vendors battle the streets to survive. The Guardian (15 September 2014).

PHILIPPINES. Estrada's tents for Quiapo vendors irk 'legit' traders. The Philippine Daily Inquirer (14 September 2014) by Nathaniel R. Melican and Djan Arell G. Magbanua.

HONG KONG. Architects step in to street vendors row. Bangkok Post (15 September 2014).

GHANA. The Feasibility Of The Ban On Street Food. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (12 September 2014) by Zephaniah Kwesi Danaa.

USA. Vendy Awards to spotlight and honor city's best street vendors. AM New York (11 September 2014) by Ivan Pereira.

INDONESIA. Vendors adjust to new site at mall. The Jakarta Post (11 September 2014) by Josh Kelety.

ZIMBABWE. A day in the life of a female vendor. The Zimbabwean (10 September 2014) by Sofia Mapuranga.

INDIA. 269 street vendors to get identity cards soon. The Times of India (9 September 2014).

GLOBAL. International Study Finds Inclusive Practices Have Big Impact on Street Vendors and Their Households. PRWeb (9 September 2014). Five-city study from WIEGO examines impact of government policy and practice on street vendors' livelihoods.

INDONESIA. Editorial: Legalizing street vendors. The Jakarta Post (6 September 2014).

INDIA. 'Harassed' vendors want to meet PM. Deccan Herald (8 September 2014).

USA. The Untold Story of Women Vendors in New York. New America Media (8 September 2014).

MYANMAR. Street vendors to clean up their act. Myanmar Times (1 September 2014) by Ei Ei Thu and Myint Kay Thi.

USA. More Angelenos are becoming street vendors amid weak economy. LA Times (6 September 2014) by Tiffany Hsu.

INDIA. Dabbawalas not under ambit of Street Vendors' Act. DNA India (2 September 2014) by Eknath Makne.

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