“Who`s Feeling It? : Informal traders and the World Cup”, by Jennifer Elle Lewis, Gender Links

17 May 2010, Gauteng

"As the whole country gears up for the quickly approaching World Cup 2010, not everyone is happy. Informal traders are waiting for a response this week from FIFA to demands made last week at a demonstration outside "Soccer City" protesting their exclusion from World Cup commerce. In the shadow of the Coca-Cola tower, over 100 informal traders presented a memorandum to FIFA executives, who promised a reply within seven days."

"This is not the first such protest in the country. Since FIFA passed by-laws preventing informal traders from selling near stadiums during the World Cup, reserving these sites for FIFA affiliates and corporate sponsors, this marginalised group has hit the streets, literally."