Joburg reaction to the Constitutional Court ruling on informal traders

InformalTrading in Johannesburg
The City of Johannesburg, has noted the Constitutional Court ruling in a matter between the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and Inner City informal trader’s associations.

The City will do everything in its power to ensure that the order is implemented but will continue to enforce its by-laws by ensuring that no illegal trading happens in its streets.

Illegal trading brings with it a number of challenges wherever is take place in the City. These include among others congestion, crime, grime, littering and general breakdown of other service – including blocking of storm water channels and water leaks.

The City of Johannesburg reiterate its commitment to the development of the informal trading sector by creating viable trading spaces to ensure that Joburg becomes a liveable city in which people can live, work, and play. The City has already started with a process of proclaiming and de-proclaiming trading areas in and around the Inner City.

The City aims to develop the sector and its participants to be commercially viable, and this will in turn contribute to the economic growth of the City and the quality of life of its citizens in a sustainable manner.

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