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Trading

Informal traders grow business

ANOTHER group of informal traders has completed the six-month Grow Your Business Programme, and have been given the tools to improve their enterprises.
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Shop til you drop

TILLS will be ringing louder than usual during the Johannesburg Shopping Festival, in which several shopping centres and malls are participating.
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Improved stoves for traders

INFORMAL traders in Alex will receive better designed, more environmentally friendly imbawulas, or coal stoves, that cut poisonous carbon emissions.
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Plan to help informal traders

JOBURG is working with the National Youth Development Agency to formalise informal traders in inner city streets, with a view to making them legal and sustainable.
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Linear markets for city

WHERE there is customer demand, informal trading will go. The City is seeking to properly manage the industry through setting up its successful linear markets outside the central business district.
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Informal traders earn their keep

SELLING fresh produce or cooked food from pavement stalls, or groceries from home spaza shops is a common practice in Joburg’s townships. But the trade is governed by City by-laws.
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Trained vendors get aprons

FOOD sellers trained in safety and hygiene by the City have bright yellow aprons, making them easily identifiable to hungry football fans.
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New Hoek Street market opens

WITH designated trading areas, lighting, ablution blocks, electricity and security, traders at the Hoek Street linear market are pleased with their new facilities.
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Informal traders score with 2010

INFORMAL traders will be catered for during the World Cup as they will be able to continue their business in designated high-traffic areas.
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Joburg group is top exporter

ANODES and ancillary equipment made in Johannesburg is exported around the world, winning the manufacturer a leading award.
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Traders boost their business skills

SEVERAL hundred informal traders have successfully completed the Grow Your Business course, run in conjunction with the City, at Wits University.
* Video: MMC talks about the course
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Traders learn about doing business

THE last class of the year has completed the Grow Your Business course, which equips informal traders with valuable business skills.
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Joburg market goes plum crazy

THREE traders were rewarded in a competition designed to promote plums at the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market.
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Informal traders learn new skills

THE private sector has been challenged to help the government support small medium and micro enterprises, and so join forces in the fight against poverty.
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Global SEN meeting comes to Jozi

FOR the first time, the Service Exporter Network, an annual international gathering of the export services sector, will be held outside Europe, and Johannesburg has been chosen to host the meeting.
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Comment sought on hawking by-laws

THE City has published draft revisions of the by-laws regulating informal trading, and is asking the public to comment on them.
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Fresh produce market has big plans

THE Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market is to undertake significant changes that will allow it to compete on an equal footing with private distributors.
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Chinese superstore opens in Joburg

BANNER Store is adding Johannesburg to its lengthy list of home cities. It already has a presence in more than 110 countries.
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MTC boss focuses on growth

THE head of the Metropolitan Trading Company is keen on helping informal traders and public transport operators learn new skills so that they can gradually grow into the formal economy.
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Skills boost in second economy

TRADERS attended a business course, while taxi operators learned first aid, all in the name of the City drive to improve skills in the second economy.
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