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05 December 2013 Traders Win!! - Evicted Johannesburg traders can return to inner city, court rules
05 December 2013 Johannesburg informal traders await Constitutional Court ruling
27 November 2013 The articulation process of the street vendors of Brazil
18 November 2013 Market vendors unite to protect their rights to work
18 November 2013 Moldova-Business-Sind conducts “Together we promote gender equality in the world of work” workshop
13 November 2013 International Street Vendors Day - 14<sup>th</sup> November 2013
12 November 2013 StreetNet International participating in the International Conference “The New Trade Unions and the democratic left: Historical roots and ideological landmarks”
08 November 2013 The Municipality evicts street vendors from several avenues
08 November 2013 L.A. council members push to end street-vending ban
25 October 2013 Sustaining food security from the streets
18 October 2013 NSSF invites informal sector workers to participate in the National Security Fund in Tanzania
11 October 2013 International Day For Decent Work
08 October 2013 7th October - Day of action
04 October 2013 World Day for Decent Work - 7 October
04 October 2013 FUTRAND rises as a phoenix
01 October 2013 National Seminar for the Association of street vendors, market vendors and street hawkers in DRC: Participants clearly defined Terms of Reference of the mandate given to Interim Committee for the creation of a National Alliance of Vendors
23 September 2013 Worker Experts’ Final Statement
20 September 2013 Update on Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Facilitating Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy
20 September 2013 Inhabitants of Kiev (Ukraine) witness another barbaric demolition of working places of entrepreneurs
20 September 2013 Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Facilitating Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy at the International Labour Conference
17 September 2013 Please join StreetNet tomorrow for a live interview on a discussion on the Informal Economy in Africa. ZCIEA and SAITA will be part of the panel
07 September 2013 A historic day for Street Vendors
06 September 2013 StreetNet President Mr Oscar Silva invited to participate as a guest speaker at the “First International Social Responsibility Congress” in Argentina
30 August 2013 Street vendors prepare back up plan in Jakarta
30 August 2013 Send thousands of postcards to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for passage of Street Vendors Bill in monsoon session
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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