Western Cape Traders Meeting

16 02 2010

The Western Cape Fresh Produce Crisis Committee is having a meeting in the Cape Town Market at 10:00 tomorrow morning, February 17, 2010. The meeting will address the informal trading by-laws, evictions of traders and the confiscation of goods.

For more information please contact: Mischka Cassiem 0731286657, Omar Allie 0834599313 and Uthmaan Rhoda 0822924069

Letters Issued to Traders in Mitchells Plain Town Centre

15 02 2010

On February 12, 2010, city officials Richard Holdstock and Randall Skrikker handed out notices to Traders in Mitchells Plain Town Centre to collect their new permits on the 15th, 16th and 17th of February 2010. However, CHATA (Concerned Hawkers and Traders Association) feel that this is undemocratic. The permit will enable the city to control Traders in that they will be limited to strict conditions. In a workshop attended by CHATA last October 2009, Mr. Iran Anthony said clearly that those who are happy with the reallocation process must move and those who are not happy should stay until their grievances are sorted. CHATA feels that the city has created the by-law in order to control the informal sector and a call for assistance is also going out to National Government for intervention.

CHATA has now become part of the Western Cape Fresh Produce Crisis Committee in the Epping Market. Further discussion about the rights of Traders will be discussed in the near future.

For more information please contact Mischka Cassiem 0731286657, Naiela Harneker 0729050779, Yasmeen 084 287 5220

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 »

Media: Angry cape hawkers to take city to court

28 01 2010

28 January 2010
Anna Majavu –

By-law threatens traders’ livelihood

ANGRY Western Cape hawkers and fruit farmers say they will take the city to the Constitutional Court over a new by-law they fear will put many of them out of jobs. Read the rest of this entry »


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