Media: Hawkers gear up for a fight

30 01 2010

2010-01-29 06:13:19 – VOCFM

The plight of informal traders in the Western Cape came under the spotlight on Wednesday morning at a meeting held at the Epping Market during which concerns were raised about the strict by-laws which the City of Cape Town has implemented. Approximately 60 hawkers from the Western Cape came together at the market to discuss various areas of concern to them. Read the rest of this entry »

CHATA: Hawkers fate tied in with the fate of Epping Market

26 01 2010
Mitchell’s Plain Concerned Hawkers and Traders Association
26 January 2010 – For Immediate Release

Meeting: Western Cape traders meeting at Epping Market – 10h00am

The situation for the Mitchell’s Plain traders is still very uncertain. We still do not know when evictions could take place. There have been threats that a Law Enforcement operation will commence to evict us anytime next month.

In response, CHATA has sent Mayor Dan Plato an email of concern regarding Law Enforcement’s plans in the area. Why are there plans to evict us when negotiations have not ended? Mr Ivan Anthony from the city has promised us that traders who have not registered yet can continue trading in their old spots until after negotiations have ended.  There is still another workshop planned for February.  Mayor Plato still has not responded to our complaints. Read the rest of this entry »


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