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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
Region(s): South África ; Sub-Saharan Africa
South África How a street trader’s court victory over metro cops changes the game Rand Daily Mail . (26 February 2015)
By Rickard, Carmel.

It could be one of the smallest damages awards made by a high court in recent times, but the R775 plus interest ordered by Judge Dhaya Pillay represents an enormous victory for street traders everywhere in South Africa.

By Rickard, Carmel.

Judge orders payment of R775 for illegally impounded plastic sandals. It could be one of the smallest damages awards made by a high court in recent times, but the R775 plus interest ordered by Judge Dhaya Pillay represents an enormous victory for street traders everywhere in South Africa.

South África Municipality impounding informal traders' goods 'unlawful' Mail and Guardian . (17 February 2015)
By Benjamin, Chantelle.

An important ruling for informal street traders was made on Tuesday in the Durban high court, where the court held that the eThekwini municipality’s power to impound and confiscate the goods belonging to these traders under the 2014 Informal Trading Bylaw is unconstitutional, invalid and unlawful.

South África JMPD clampdown not fair - vendors ioL news . (13 February 2015)
By Mbangeni, Lerato.

Despite the Joburg metro police department's new campaign to get rid of window washers and other roadside entrepreneurs, the roads late on Wednesday were still full of people trying to make a living at intersections.

South África Township wars -the myth and mayhem BD Live . (1 February 2015)
By and Thekiso Anthony Lefifi, Lucky Biyase.

That study seems to answer the question raised by Lindiwe Zulu, the Minister of Small Business Development, who fuelled tensions this week by saying that foreign business owners must reveal their "trade secrets" to local business owners.

South África Street Vendors Defy City Trading Ban Grocott's Mail . (11 December 2014)
By Dayimani, Malibongwe .

Thabiso Ntjolo, from Lesotho, and two of his compatriots Mohlatsi Letopo and Motlatsi 'Junior' Mava have been trading at the side of a busy intersection between Bathurst and Beaufort streets since 2010. According to Ntjolo, Makana Traffic cops come at least three times a month to confiscate their stock or pay fines of R300 to retain it.

South África Cop Could be Forced to Pay for Confiscated Sandals News 24 . (26 November 2014)

An eThekwini metro police officer who confiscated 25 pairs of rubber and plastic sandals from a street trader could find herself paying thousands of rands in legal fees.

 

For more information on legal cases affecting street vendors, visit the law & informality section of our website.

South África Press Release: Durban High Court to hear street traders matter Legal Resources Centre . (25 November 2014)

In the Dur­ban High Court on Wednes­day 26 Novem­ber 2014, the eThek­wini Municipality’s power to impound and con­fis­cate goods of infor­mal street traders will be chal­lenged.

South África Street Traders in Cape Town Sustainable Cities Collective . (3 October 2014)
By Sassen, Sharyn.

Many occupations in the informal economy are not only important in their contribution to the GDP but also in their potential to build meaningful livelihoods that can shape the well-being of locals and cities alike.

South África Hawkers important to the economy: MEC Maile The New Age . (21 September 2014)

Informal traders are a vital part of the provincial and national  economy, Gauteng economic development MEC Lebogang Maile said on Sunday.