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Henk
No I do not
Obligations on property owners
It is wrong for the municipality to randomly designate privately owned land for whatever purposes they see fit. This is a violation of our inalienable human rights to own private property.
Wendy
Yes I do
Types of informal trading
The level of informal trading at suburban taxi ranks by bin diggers selling their wares has become beyond acceptable and needs drastic action. Goods need to be confiscated during raids on these traders. They are on boundary walls of residents urinating and littering, the noise levels are high and they bring a criminal element which I know through working with the vagrants in our area
Sihle
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Amanda
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
In this current economic climate when so many people are unemployed it's a way to create value to them by earning a living.
Doug
Not fully
Prohibitions and restrictions
Its a joke coming from you goverment people that made work ILLEGAL over a fake pandemic with a survivable rate the same as yearly flu, and now you people come asking what could be done better for informal traders. How about RESTRICTING the bloated gangsters we call government from their untmost abuse and POWER MONGERING! The government must have more restrictions than the people!
The informal trading bylaw is useless with you gangsters doing what you've done over 2020, and the past 20 years.

No one minds people informally trading, on the pavement of main road or in town or where ever. It is amazing to see the things people come up with or make to sell, and the hard conditions they go through. Every effort must be made for anyone to become a informal trader or entrepreneur but the government kills this with your restrictions and red tape and taxes... However trading must be done responsibly and with ubuntu towards the environment and other people around them. If your informal trading is clean and neat, people can still walk past , you don't leave a mess this is all fine. The government must focus on HOW trading is done not IF it is done

All I want as a citizen is for people to trade freely and respectably, littering and noise and chaos is my only problems.

Perhaps the government they can make such trading easier and more structured by setting aside areas for informal traders, building concrete tables or something. For example, the people outside Masi in fish hoek, they are trying to trade on the dirt by the side of the road. If the government could make that area more organized and build them tables and a proper place to trade I think they will do much better
Tiaan
Yes I do
Prohibitions and restrictions
Henk
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Colette
Not fully
Permits
People do not require permits to work in the formal sector and the same should apply to those working in the informal sector. Permits open up too much room for corruption.
Harry
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Miquette
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
John
No I do not
Other
NO informal trading should be allowed
Belinda
Not fully
Other
Randall
No I do not
Prohibitions and restrictions
Instead of permits and fines, encourage entrepreneurs who in turn provide more employment!
Robert
Not fully
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
The City is being far too regulatory with regard to food trucks and where they may trade. Internationally, food trucks support families and are an excellent opportunity to market local prepared food, not just fruit and vegetables. Permits should be easily obtained for a nominal fee. There is a huge opportunity lost by not providing an organised market at the parking area of the Green Point Stadium which previously provided work for hundreds of locals. I am aware that it was reinstated but with issues not benefitting the traders in respect of trading hours.
The Far East has a culture of street food and has created a tourist attraction in it. We are missing opportunities because of small-minded regulations.
Pamela
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Informal trading should only be allowed where there is adequate ablution facilities and waste removal.
Joy
Not fully
Other
I fully support informal trading if it is done in an organised manner.
Permits are a problem imo as it opens the door to bribery and corruption.
Our local markets are fantastic . They are well-organised . Expand this method of control.
CITY CO-OPERATION IS ESSENTIAL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE WASTE DISPOSAL - OFTEN ONE SEES OVERFLOWING BINS - THIS IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE STALL HOLDER.
Informal traders are a colourful asset and should be encouraged. Market activity could be encouraged by the City providing fixed benches/seating/umbrella type protection for visitors.
An informal trading area could become a tourist highlight.
david
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Bets
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Tumiso
Yes I do
Permits
More informal traders should be allowed to trade, obviously with the correct permits issued timeously as it is currently an uncontrolled business environment which of late unfair competition is starting to cripple the average member of society that lives below the poverty line and depends on the daily trading.

More should be done to support them.
Mia
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Informal trading should not be allowed in the City of Cape Town. The city is dependent on tourism, and informal trading is detrimental to tourists who are harassed by traders and made to feel unsafe. Informal trading also contributes to the trash and loitering problem that the city faces. All traders should have FORMAL PREMISES and pay TAXES like everyone else. This act is RACIST AND DISCRIMINATORY towards non-black people who are not afforded the same opportunities to evade taxes and not pay rent when operating businesses. I DO NOT SUPPORT INFORMAL TRADING IN SOUTH AFRICA.