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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
Region(s): South África ; Sub-Saharan Africa
South África Survivalist street traders keep economy running Media Aids . (8 July 2014)
By Maxon, Chris.

The majority of street traders in South African are black women who trade in sweets, knick knacks, cigarettes, clothing and most prominently in fruit and vegetables.

South África Cops who torment hawkers to be booted ioL news . (1 July 2014)
By Mudzuli, Kennedy.

Rogue police officers who harass informal traders will be flushed out of the system -not only in Pretoria, but across Gauteng.

South África South Africa: The Plight of Informal Street Traders All Africa . (26 June 2014)
By and Adam Armstrong, Barbara Maregele.

Last week, GroundUp witnessed law enforcement officers confiscating the fruit of two street vendors on the corners of Belmont and Main Road, Rondebosch. They are among thousands of informal vendors breaking city bylaws to sell their goods at traffic lights and intersections across the City in order to make their daily living.

South África Joburg hawkers back in court The New Age . (4 April 2014)

Traders argued that the interim relief they seek was narrow, would not prejudice the city and would do no more than place them in a position to continue with their trading until the full review of the lawfulness of the city's conduct was determined.

South África Fake affidavits sold by community patrollers The Tembisan . (3 April 2014)
By Ne-vumbani, Victor.

Two community patrollers, aged 36 and 40, were arrested by their colleagues for selling fake affidavits at Jiyane section in Tembisa on Thursday last week.

South África Main challenges of organising vulnerable workers Business Report . (28 March 2014)
By Horn, Pat.

Workers are vulnerable to dismissal, to bad health and safety conditions, and to pay that does not meet their needs.

South África Tshwane hawkers want recognition ENCA . (22 January 2014)

Tshwane informal traders want their trade formalised and are demanding licensing and space issues to be addressed.

South África Tshwane vendors released ioL news . (17 January 2014)

"They were released immediately after the charges were withdrawn by the State on Thursday," SAITF's Gauteng deputy chairman Phumulani Ndlovu said in a statement.

South África Tshwane metro police attack hawkers, confiscate goods Mail & Guardian . (10 January 2014)

Several informal traders in Pretoria have complained of vicious physical attacks by members of the Tshwane metro police.

South África Hawkers, Joburg agree to changes Business Report . (24 December 2013)
By Cox, Anna.

The ugly and sometimes violent dispute between the City of Joburg and traders who were evicted from their trading spots in October and November, has ended well.