Informal transport: “About 185 000 people work in the kombi taxi industry in South Africa. The workers provide the main form of public transport in the country. …In addition to drivers there are queue marshalls, car washers, and administrative workers. In some parts of the country there are also fare collectors. Very few taxi workers are self-employed. Most work for a taxi owner and are paid wages. However, very few taxi workers have a formal written contract of employment. At the time of writing there are no national standards for conditions of work in the taxi industry and there is no minimum wage level” (Organising in the taxi industry: The South African experience, page 5).
Organising in the taxi industry: The South African experience – CASE/ILO/SATAWU SEED Working Paper No.39 (PDF Acrobat) January 2003 – Barrett, Jane; – Series on Representation and Organization Building – Working paper.
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/
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SOUTH AFRICA.Township wars -the myth and mayhem. BD Live (1 February 2014) by Lucky Biyase and Thekiso Anthony Lefifi.
INDONESIA. City to teach street vendors sanitation. The Jakarta Post (29 January 2015).
NEPAL. Evicted Lalitpur street vendors await relocation. e-Kantipur (28 January 2015) by Kaushal Ghimire.
MEXICO. Downtown Mérida: Street Vendors Controversy. The Yucatan Times (28 January 2015).
INDIA. Delhi's Street Vendors Protest Walmart's Shady Tactics. Epoch Times (27 January 2015) by Venus Upadhayaya.
MALAWI. Limbe Traders on Rampage Over Anti-Street Vending Exercise. Nyasa Times (24 January 2015) by Louis Phiri.
USA. What's Really At Stake in the Battle Over Street Vending: Best #Cityreads of the Week. CityLab (24 January 2015) by Lex Berko.
ABU DHABI. Region's first street feast to launch Abu Dhabi Food Festival. Middle East Online (20 January 2015).
INDIA. Street vendors protest delay in issuing licence. The Hindu (20 January 2015).
MALAYSIA. Only local cooks for 13 popular Penang street food.
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