Informal traders unite

Site B Traders were treated to lunch.

Informal traders recognised the power of working as a unit and so they started Site B Traders Association (SBCTA) which held an introductory meeting at Site B community hall recently.

SBCTA founding member, Zoliswa Jodo, said the organisation started as a movement for rights against unlawful eviction of informal traders in 2018.

It was officially registered in 2020 and will be launched in June at the Site community hall.

“The launch will create awareness about this organisation. We are open to assisting all Site B informal businesses be they street vendors, car wash or spaza shops,” said Ms Jodo.

She said the organisation had created networks with bodies that have access to support, trainings and development.

“We encourage local businesses to get involved,” she said.

Shoprite and Boxer supported the event and gave encouragement and gifts to the members

Western Cape provincial government MPL Nomi Nkondlo and SAITA president Rosheda Muller encouraged traders to keep the sector alive.

Site B informal traders got some gifts afte the meeting.