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VISET 2023 National Budget Response              

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) takes note of the 2023 National Budget Presentation by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube on November 24 2022. In our view, the budget falls way below expectations of informal economy expectations and indeed the majority poor that are trapped in survivalist mode …

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VISET Statement on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) commemorates 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence running under this year’s theme “Enhancing the Inclusion of Youths in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”                                   The informal economy is home to over 62 percent of women that earn a living from it, from the trader …

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VISET Commemorates International Street Vendors Day

Today is International Street Vendors Day and we at the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economi Transformation (VISET) join informal traders across the world in celebrating this important day. This year’s commemoration comes against a backdrop of daily harassment that traders face from law enforcement agencies, in violation of constitutional provisions that guarantee the right …

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VISET Call for expression of Interest for data analysis and report compilation for research on Women Cross Border Traders

Introduction The Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) is a union of informal economy workers with structures throughout Zimbabwe. The organisation was formed in 2015 to spearhead the social and economic transformation of informal economy workers by championing their quest to earn livelihoods in the current economic circumstances. VISET’s programmatic thrust is anchored …

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REFORMING THE REGIONAL, TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT – TOWARDS A MORE DEMOCRATIC INFORMAL ECONOMY GOVERNANCE

This opinion contribution is a follow up to the conversations that were initiated by the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) under the Informal Economy Dialogue Guidance Framework (IEDGF). The IEDGF was anchored on the following themes and talking points: The opion contribution seeks to make a critical analysis of the Regional, Town …

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Glenview Area 8 Fires: Time for Viable and Sustainable Solutions! By Samuel Wadzai

The Opinion Contribution was first published in The Zimbabwe Independent Newspaper on the 30th of September 2022 On the 8th of September 2022, the informal economy fraternity woke up to the devastating news of yet another fire outbreak at the Glenview Area 8 Complex in Harare. The Complex houses over 500 informal economy enterprises that specialises in the …

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National Budget Consultations: VISET Updates from Different Venues across the Country

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and economic Development and Expanded Committee on Sustainable Development Goals began consultations for the national budget for 2023 on the 3rd of October. Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) was in attendance for the session held at Maphisa Growth point, Matobo District l on 04 October …

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