The City of Johannesburg has reached an agreement with local informal traders on business by-laws.
In a press statement, the city points out that an urgent meeting was convened following allegations of abuse of power by the metro police officers, reported to the city by the South African National Traders' Retail Alliance.
It says part of the agreement stipulated that the city and traders’ associations work together to discourage illegal trading, and to ensure that traders were allowed in demarcated areas only if they have permits.
“The meeting was attended by senior officials from the city and the Johannesburg metropolitan police department, as well as the majority of organised informal trader organisation leadership.”
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