19 - 21 July 2010
The World Class Cities for All Campaign was officially passed onto the Coordination of Social Movements (CMS) and the CUT Brazil during the handover ceremony on July 20th in Port Elizabeth, in the presence of the Executive Mayor of Port Elizabeth, Zanoxolo Wayile. Pat Horn,on behalf of StreetNet International and Namvula Hadi, on behalf of COSATU, presented a handover certificate to Antonio, Lisboa do Vale, Executive Director of CUT Brazil, representing the WCCA Brazil campaign.
Accepting the challenges and responsibilities of the campaign, Antonio explained that the lessons and experiences of the South African street vendors organisations and partners will be very valuable and will guide the Brazilians as they formulate their strategies and build alliances.
“The CUT is concerned that FIFA demands are very wide-reaching. We want to ensure that public resources, in particular the funds from the workers’ employment guarantee fund, will be used to provide lasting benefits to the Brazilian working class, in public transport, health services, the environment, tourism, and the textile industry,” Lisboa stated. “One of the questions that the WCCA campaign has raised is the extent to which FIFA becomes a parallel state with powers over and above those of the host cities. Our campaign aim must be to ensure that the rights of the people are maintained,” he concluded.
The Mayor of Port Elizabeth presented the CUT Brazil with a beaded vuvuzela and football shoe in the South African colours. WCCA South African street vendors organisations from the 7 provinces present at the meeting and the campaign partners were all given a copy of the handover certificate.
There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events. It can be found on this link: http://streetnetbrasil.wordpress.com/
StreetNet Newsletter 32 [pdf]
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.
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