Tuesday, May 12, 2009

more on the soccer war

I missed this when it came out--though I did post on a demonstration about the issue here.

Now it seems that Durban, South Africa not only wants to disrupt hawkers during the World Cup in 2010. It actually wants to turn informal markets into an upscale malls.

Inter Press Service reports on the plan that would uproot the 674 traders at the Warwick Junction Market and transform the space in the Warwick Junction Mall. All this for $2.5 million over 50 years.

In typical fashion, the government would earn almost triple that amount by working with the hawkers.

[thanks, Richard, for sending this my way]

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