Invitation to Ethekwini Municipality to join World Class City Campaign and engage in consultative processes in the lead up to the World Cup

21 November 2006

The Eye Traders`, Siyagunda and Phoenix Plaza Traders` Association demand the city consult with street trader organisations about the issues that affect their day-to-day efforts to earn an honest living and request negotiation and dialogue with the municipality.

The organisations challenged the Ethekwini Municipality to join the World Class Cities for All Campaign which calls for consultative processes in the lead up the 2010 FIFA World Cup to ensure that street traders, and other groups of the urban poor, are not unilaterally evicted without alternatives, or unnecessarily disadvantaged by urban renewal plans.