SERI represents the South African Informal Traders Forum (SAITF) and over 1 200 informal traders who were forcibly removed from their trading sites as part of the 'Mayoral Clean Sweep Initiative', undertaken by the City of Johannesburg and JMPD between 30 September and 31 October 2013.

On 19 November, SAITF and the traders launched an urgent application (Part A) for an order stating that the traders are permitted to trade in a manner consistent with sections 9 and 10 of the City’s Informal Trading By-Laws at the locations they occupied immediately before their removal. The urgent application will be heard on 26 November 2013 in the South Gauteng High Court.

  • SERI press release (20 November 2013) here.
  • Notice of motion and founding affidavit (19 November 2013) here.
  • Read more about the case and find all the papers here.