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[…]
Perturbed informal traders in the Mitchells Plain Town Centre have fervently expressed their plight on crime to the City of Cape Town and its officials. However, for many of the brokers, these continuous grievances have fallen on deaf ears. The complaints put forth by the traders surround the ever-growing crime,[…]
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[…]
A group of organisations representing informal traders has called on government to provide relief and financial assistance to workers during the lockdown period. The grouping also includes domestic workers, farmworkers and sex workers. Dr Basani Baloyi, of Inequality Lead, says they have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa and have drawn[…]
Government has relaxed some lockdown regulations, such as the re-opening of spaza shops, including informal food traders. Close relatives of deceased persons are now also allowed to travel between provinces to attend funerals. Night vigils are still not permitted. No more than 50 people are allowed to attend a funeral.[…]
Informal traders at the Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD have shared their anguish once again at being tardily informed of trading halts. The reason for the three-day break in trading is due to a photo opportunity that is being granted by the City of Cape Town to the[…]
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[…]
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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