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09 June 2008 Johannesburg: The death of two evicted from Joburg`s pavement another sign of anti-poor policy
23 April 2008 Memorandum of grievances to the Metro Trading Company and to The City of Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo
23 April 2008 Statement by the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF) in support of the memorandum of demands by the One Voice Of All Hawkers Association (OVOHA)
18 March 2008 Cape Town: Mitchells Plain police hit at traders again
22 November 2007 Durban Where are Durban`s street children?
13 September 2007 Gauteng Private security arrests informal traders for vending on trains and railway platforms
25 June 2007 Durban`s street wars - StreetNet International calls on Ethekwini Metro to negotiate in good faith with street vendors
11 May 2007 FNB Stadium hawkers
11 May 2007 Klerksdorp Oppenheimer Stadium - Hawkers should benefit
01 May 2007 Rustenberg Royal Bafokeng Stadium - Hawkers demand a pro-poor 2010
21 November 2006 Durban street trader organisations demand a halt to harassment and evictions
21 November 2006 Invitation to Ethekwini Municipality to join World Class City Campaign and engage in consultative processes in the lead up to the World Cup
07 November 2006 Our challenge to the Ethekwini Municipality:
30 November -1 The Voice for the Voiceless
30 November -1 Ukrainian small entrepreneurs ask to stop violence and to let them work to feed their families!
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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).

TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015)  by Ludovick Kazoka.

INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:

BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).

USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.

INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.

ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).

SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.

MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).

INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies