Call for support against the Controversial Licensing Bill

South African Informal Traders Alliance(SAITA) together with StreetNet will be holding a media conference on the 18 April 2013.

The bill places excessively burdensome requirements on the population least able to meet those requirements – who are also those who need employment the most. Also, it imposes high administrative costs on the licensing authority by establishing multiple limitations on licensing – so that enforcement will become excessively costly. Instead, the provisions of the bill should make the licensing of business at any scale (however small) as simple and accessible as possible for the largest segment of the population possible, and they should make the conditions for licensing as costless to enforce as possible.

Attached are the documents submitted and will be discussed at the conference