Charter for a Street-Trading Friendly African City: Steps that African Mayors can take to embrace inclusive and sustainable street trading management

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Save the Hawkers Campaign
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  • Title: Charter for a Street-Trading Friendly African City: Steps that African Mayors can take to embrace inclusive and sustainable street trading management
  • Resource Title: Charter for a Street-Trading Friendly African City: Steps that African Mayors can take to embrace inclusive and sustainable street trading management

Charter for a Street-Trading Friendly African CityInformal trading is a prevalent reality in African cities, still marked by high degree of poverty, unemployment and inequality, and affected by global economic fluctuations. Informal trading constitutes a safety net in times of economic hardship, and a major way for marginalised groups to enter the labour market. The most basic form of informal trading occurs in public space – the street, as it requires limited capital and involves easy access to customers. Street trading is a category of informal trading that is particularly crucial and perhaps more than other types of informal trading, subject to repression and restrictions.

 

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