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Hawkers’ fruit bruised by legislation

Informal traders were swept off Jo'burg's streets in October and although the city now appears to have embraced them, their future remains uncertain.

Tshwane: ‘There is no widespread harassment of hawkers’

The city's informal traders say they're the victims of arbitrary, violent removal from their stalls, but Tshwane denies its police harassed them.

Pretoria hawkers protest against alleged abuse by police

More than 100 hawkers have gathered in Pretoria, protesting against alleged abuse by the Tshwane Metro police.

Tshwane metro police attack hawkers, confiscate goods

Several informal traders in Pretoria have complained of vicious physical attacks by members of the Tshwane metro police.

His home is where the harvest lies

Hawkers, mamas, mourners and pilgrims have sparked a brisk trade outside his Houghton house.

Fate still unclear for Jo’burg’s informal traders

Judgment has been reserved in the urgent application brought by Johannesburg street vendors who want to be reinstated back to trade in the city.

City of Jhb faces court challenges over informal trader evictions

The City of Jo'burg will face two similar court challenges next week, seeking to interdict the "illegal" eviction of informal traders from the city.

Vendors to file second interdict to stop City of Jhb removals

The City of Jo'burg is about to face its second court application regarding the "illegal" removal of informal traders from the inner city centre.

Armed JMPD officers ‘harassing’ evicted informal traders

JMPD says it knows nothing about the alleged harassment of traders and resultant goods confiscation by cops during Operation Clean Sweep.

Jo’burg hawkers still face impasse with city

The regional office of the ANC has refused to participate in an attempt to resolve the impasse between the City of Jo'burg and 7 000 street traders.

Verifying of Jo’burg street vendors ‘total chaos’

The verification of street vendors in Johannesburg has been chaotic, says the South African National Traders' Retail Association.

Police proud of work around inner-city ‘clean up’

Despite condemnation from numerous groups, the police say they have been successful in "cleaning" the Johannesburg city centre's streets of hawkers.

Jo’burg’s ‘Clean Sweep’: The city responds

The city responds to questions from the M&G about street trader evictions.

Jo’burg’s ‘Clean Sweep’ is a dirty affair

Removing traders – and not much else – has done very little to improve Jo'burg's inner city conditions.

The shame of Jo’burg’s clean-up

Chasing vendors off the streets and depriving them of their livelihoods is not the way to go about cleaning up the city streets.

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