informal traders

COCT cancels summer markets amid Covid-19 pandemic

Informal traders say while they support the City of Cape Town’s decision to call off the summer markets, it will be a devastating blow financially. The markets were cancelled due to the increase in Covid19 cases in the province. Speaking on VOC’s Breakfast show on Friday morning, Cape Peninsula Informal[…]

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‘Keep us where we are’: pleads Gatesville traders

Disgruntled Gatesville traders have voiced their grievances at the City of Cape Town’s plans to implement operational changes that accommodate COVID-19 safety regulations in the lively trading hub. This comes after City officials along with the area’s ward councillor Aslam Cassiem undertook an inspection and found several coronavirus safety violations[…]

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Informal traders hard hit by proposed Tobacco Bill

The South African Informal Traders Association (SAITA) believes the Government’s proposed ban on the display of cigarettes, as well as a ban on the sale of single cigarettes, will have a massive negative impact on their members ability to trade. “We are calling on the Minister of Health to exempt[…]

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Informal traders take to the streets

Hundreds of vendors and informal traders marched to the Provincial Legislature on Wednesday afternoon demanding that the provincial government address the grievances faced by these traders on a daily basis. Informal traders affiliated to the South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA) said traders are working under bad conditions in various[…]

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