Opening sites for 20,000 new informal traders will help offset economic ravages of Covid-19

“If municipal authorities used the legislative and management tools they already possess to open just one new street trading site in each middle-class suburb in their jurisdiction, this would collectively represent thousands of new trading opportunities and markets for street trader businesses”. Leif Petersen, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation Co-director and Co-Investigator on this project gives insights on what the potential for opening street trading sites could do for street traders during the pandemic that is COVID-19. Petersen also shares some insight on the household interviews done during lockdown in the Cape Town township of Delft, as part of this project. Full article can be found here.

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