WCCA Campaign launches in Nelson Mandela Bay

16 November 2009

The World Class Cities For All Campaign launch in Nelson Mandela Bay is being held on Tuesday 17th of November, 2009, from 2pm -4pm at City Hall.

The WCCA Campaign launch is making a public call for the WCCA Campaign demands to the municipality on the preparations for 2010 FIFA World Cup that no evictions of street vendors and the urban poor take place without alternatives being provided, as well as for social dialogue and negotiations to take place.

A reportback will be given on the meetings that have been held so far held between WCCA Campaign and the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality.

The following organisations have been invited to speak at the launch:

StreetNet International and WCCA Campaign


Representative from Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay WCCA Campaign partners are:

Informal traders` organisations, COSATU, SANCO, SAMWU, SACP, Taxi Associations.

The Nelson Mandela Bay WCCA Campaign launch follows the launch of the Campaign in Cape Town on 12th October, 2009.

For more information contact:
Paul Shambira: WCCA Campaign organiser 073-6245389

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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