Guidelines and Manuals
Local Economic Development Unit
Municipality of Sol Plaatje (South Africa)
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Draft Informal Trading Policy and Management Framework
The Sol Plaatje Municipality acknowledges the relevance and contribution of informal trading to the economic and social life of the City. Informal Trading provides some income to those who are unemployed as well as providing an alternative to established traditional formal sector retail options. SPM aims to develop the sector and its participants into a commercially viable and dynamic economic sector, which contributes to the economic growth of SPM and the quality of life of its citizens in a sustainable manner. Appropriate infrastructure support and services, entrepreneurial development and spatial planning will be the cornerstones to achieving such a policy goal.