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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.
Carol
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Sandy
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
No follow through is ever done, no due care taken to ensure planning is strictly adhered to. The result... complete chaos, as proved time and time again.
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.
Karen
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
I think informal trading gives many people a necessary income. It adds interest, colour and necessary goods to the people of SA and to foreigners. It does however need to managed carefully. Stall holders should be given designated areas, with built in tables, built in shelters for sun and rain, trees, benches and all stakeholders should be absolutely disciplined about cleanliness and neatness. There should be toilet facilities, no blocking of public access and areas for motor vehicles to stop for 20 minutes, so that products can be bought.
G
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Andrew
Not fully
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
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
Mia
No I do not
Other
informal trading is detrimental to society. Traders do not pay taxes to the government, do not pay rent, do not employ other citizens, set up theirs stalls in pedestrian walkways and on the sides of roads and create filth and chaos. Informal traders on roadsides are particularly a problem as cars stop in the roadway in order to buy from these informal traders. This creates congestion, causes accidents and is simply illegal. In addition ALL business owners should be have to pay the SAME taxes and have to have premises on which to operate. This is racially unfair to South Africans who are not allowed to open up businesses on the side of the road where ever they feel like.
Antoinette
Not fully
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Werner
No I do not
Permits
Harry
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Randall
No I do not
Prohibitions and restrictions
Instead of permits and fines, encourage entrepreneurs who in turn provide more employment!
Anette
Yes I do
Permits
first get publc opinion before enforcing
Amanda
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Sinalo
Yes I do
Types of informal trading
A platform for all types of traders should be provided.
Margaret
No I do not
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Informal trading causes major implicatons on infastructure and healths risk.
Rody
Yes I do
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
As for what we have see happen so far. These turn out to be uncontrolled. And we see how political parties use this to create anarchy.
Julie
Not fully
Waste removal, cleansing and hygiene
Private enterprise needs to be encouraged in order to allow people to provide for themselves and not dependant on others.
Problems come in with trash and other waste in these areas.
People in this country seem incapable of cleaning up after themself even when bins are available.
Crime could also become a problem