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27 August 2012 Union Cabinet Approves Street Vendors` Bill in India
16 August 2012 Ladysmith informal traders unite to resist forced removal of street barbers to flood prone area without alternatives or negotiation
08 August 2012 Women pinafore-sellers and informal traders protest against EThekwini Municipality for fair trading rights
30 July 2012 Tanzania`s White elephant - When will we ever learn?
20 July 2012 SASEWA Empowering Women Informal Workers
13 July 2012 New manifesto campaign to help improve working conditions of Street Vendors
11 July 2012 Chairwoman from FTUEU injured during a Law on Language protest in Kyiv
04 July 2012 ZCIEA loses two of their members in a tragic accident
03 July 2012 Street Vendors win appeal over revoked street licenses in São Paulo - Brazil
11 June 2012 STREETNET addresses the adversities faced by informal workers and their rights at International Labour Conference
26 May 2012 StreetNet International Council gives full support to May 31st protest of Sao Paolo street vendors
14 May 2012 Joburg refuses moratorium on confiscation of Street Traders` stock
01 May 2012 International Workers Day and the Plight of Informal Workers
30 April 2012 "Protest to be held as Informal traders are forced to contribute a higher percentage of their earnings than formal workers, who earn more" FUTRAND
30 April 2012 "Care about the poor not just the profits" - Informal traders from Brazil urge FIFA
26 April 2012 Honduras to celebrate International Labour Day
23 April 2012 World Class Cities for All Campaign Research Report in Brazil
02 April 2012 Street vendors and informal traders on the move
07 October 2011 Decent Work in the Informal Economy - the Long Road ahead!
04 October 2011 StreetNet International commissions action research on street vendors in the World Cup host cities
22 September 2011 Blantyre flea market was burned and the cause of the fire is not yet known.
22 September 2011 KENASVIT MSE Bill Campaign - Nakuru Street Traders And Hawkers Association (NASTHA)
09 September 2011 NASVI India street vendors hurt in Delhi HIgh Court blast
03 October 2010 Too busy clearing the streets of vendors to finalise the Commonwealth Games infrastructure
21 July 2010 World Class Cities for All Campaign moves to Brazil for the World Cup 2014
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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