Posts Tagged 'Right to the City'

Housing Demolition and the poor

The demolition of affordable housing stock is very current now in the United States. To understand this upside-down world of housing politics, at least as it collides with the lives of the urban poor, we have to understand the moral panic that has developed around the concept of concentrated poverty.

Informal Trading & Joburg: An introduction

The City is heavily biased against informal trade. It recognises the right to trade informally, but then puts in place a host of restrictions which favour formal trading, and make informal trading exceptionally difficult. These restrictions are not only an unjustifiable infringement of the right to trade freely in terms of section 22 of the South African Constitution, but are also impractical in that neither the general public nor informal traders themselves abide by the restrictive rules.