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Improving Informal Trade in Cape Town<p>​</p><span><p>​​​​​​</p></span><p>Key initiatives include transforming trading areas, with upgrades like asphalt surfacing, paver installations, bay demarcation, and adding gazebo hooks in Bothasig, Parklands, Monte Vista, Potsdam, Dunoon, Killarney, Durbanville, Blackheath, Kuils River, Philippi, Ottery, and Steenberg. These enhancements notably improve accessibility, operational efficiency, increases customer and trader experiences and the overall professional appearance of these trading spaces.</p><p> </p><p>These upgrades extend beyond immediate benefits for traders; they attract new vendors and customers, invigorating local economic activities.<br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:802px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>​​​​​​</p><p>This financial year, we're concluding projects like the Mamre Business Hive upgrade and the construction of a container market in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein, featuring offices that will provide support to traders, ablutions, parking, a food court, and a refuse area. </p><p> </p><p>Multi-year projects set to conclude in 2025 and 2026 include the Traders Support Services Centre in Athlone and Gatesville and trading canopy structures in Kuils River, Somerset West, Strand, Watergate and Macassar. There are also upgrades of trading structures, kiosks, and hives in Gatesville, Khayelitsha, Macassar, and Philippi, upgrades at PTIs in Vuyani and Nyanga, timber structures, and seating walls in Simonstown, and market enhancements in Bo-Kaap, Mitchells Plain, Pelican Park, and Masiphumelele, including storage and ablution facilities.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span><p>​​​​​​Additionally, the City offers dedicated business training workshops to empower local entrepreneurs and enhance their business acumen. Through our workshops, we equip entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1900px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>With structured solutions that beautify spaces and improve daily operations, and by equipping traders with the necessary know-how, we enact real change. This approach supports our vision of a thriving, inclusive economic landscape – one trading area at a time. </p><p> <strong>End</strong><br></p><p><br></p>2024-05-19T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#36a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b;L0|#036a1168d-a508-46b6-bc80-b2e9f2f35a0b|Community and Society;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#ea029b7c-57da-4473-89b9-06ecd3b49623;L0|#0ea029b7c-57da-4473-89b9-06ecd3b49623|business and trade10

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