SA lockdown: Street vendors want compensation

SA lockdown: Street vendors want compensation

2020-04-06 09:34:00 AM

SA lockdown: Street vendors want compensation

Initially, street vendors weren't allowed to trade but have now been given the green light.

Durban street vendors are appealing to government to consider compensating them for the losses they'll incur during the lockdown. CourtesyJOHANNESBURG - Durban street vendors are appealing to government to consider compensating them for the losses they will incur during the lockdown.

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Initially, they weren't allowed to trade but have now been given the green light.READ:Bridal couple and guests arrested on wedding daySome say they have already suffered and will continue to do so because there are no customers.To make matters worse, informal traders say the councillors' offices where they're supposed to get their permits are closed and they are being victimised by police.

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They deserve it. There shouldn't be any discrimination Most of street vendors are people from outside eg mozambicans So how are we to verify and compensate prostitutes? This shows that instead of preaching 'margilized bullshit for 24 hours a day'(even if it is true)... Preach to people about registering their small business, preach about teaching our people to book keep.

I can not believe this vendors they don't even pay tax or UIF that comes out of our salaries but now they want to also WANT TO ASK FOR MONEY THAT IS NOT RIGHT AND THEY PROPERLY GONNA GET THEY'RE WAY is not fair on our tax and UIF payers thats our money it will be stealing Where will the money come from?

Only business operating are Pakistan spaza shop but south African comply with lockdown regulations. We are all in the same boat, nobody should get special treatment. Everyone is losing income. Stop DEMANDING!!!!!! I want compensation too And I want a yacht a private jet and a mansion in Zimbali and throw in a few cases of whiskey while u at it

We all want compensation. We all want to go back to school / work. We all want a goddamn drink. South Africa, we like things. It makes no sense Tax returns? As ALL people's livelihoods have been disrupted...it is also clear that there are some people who use petty reasons to go out or some subtlety maneuvering to undermine the regulations........sadly some don't have a bigger picture

They must carry South African ID It's only a matter of time before criminals start demanding compensation claiming there were no victims on the streets so their income was affected. Illegal immigrants trashed a church and still demanded another place to stay. So goes this dumb too liberal cOuNtRy. Rightly so.

I'll take some compensation as well How about we support street vendors more than we do spaza shops during this lockdown? Talk about swindling. Do street vendors pay taxes? Compensate informal trader's, they can't suffer because of the 10 selfish white people who brought Corona virus from Italy GovernmentZA

It is only fair. Government should have banned street vendors completely not to change their minds later. This flip flopping needs to stop. Why? Next headline 'Shebeens want compensation' Compensate everyone that's not working..would be wise For what? Moving forward can we work harder to fiscally educate people like this to build up emergency funds for these situations that are beyond anyone's control? Financial literacy is a necessity not an option.

Makes sense, we should have given them incentives already. Why must they beg for it? tito_mboweni Uguphi? Yes they must be compensated The ravages of the virus does not seem to bother them...until one of them is affected by the virus; then it is the governments fault!? I’ll send you the corona virus email address. Who is paying? We are all broke after this. Including government

The ultimate compensation is that we all walk away alive. Also want compensation for not being able to go to work Huh? For having been protecting them to the disease! Poor South Africa how people will live I also want, let the government give money to everyone. I hate to say this but every business is closed and there's no way of income, doesn't make street vendors any special.

We all demand a million rand in our bank accounts. Thank you. Want want want.... I also want compensation, every body wants compensation. That guy behind the lady, I can just tell he is saying 'o bua masepa wena'

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