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Aim: Uplifting standards of living

The National Vendors Union Zimbabwe was founded in 2008, (then registered as a Trust in 2014), as a platform for solidarity that offers safety nets and representation for vendors against victimization in an unfriendly operational environment that has stringent bylaws regulating the economic activity. The ultimate purpose of NAVUZ is the legitimation and National Acceptance of vending as a viable employment avenue.

The core target representations of NAVUZ are street vendors. NAVUZ’s definition of  a street vendor” is a person engaged in vending of articles, goods, wares, food items or merchandise of everyday use or offering services to the general public, in a street, lane, side walk, footpath, pavement, public park or any other public place or private area, from a temporary built up structure or by moving from place to place and includes hawker, peddler, squatter and all other synonymous terms which may be local or region specific; and the words “street vending” with their grammatical variations and cognate expressions, shall be construed accordingly. The organization functions as solidarity centre for vendors and also engages in research, lobby and advocacy initiatives

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Peaceful Engagement with Local Authorities

Vendors are regarded as illegal by most local authorities in Zimbabwe because of the archaic by-laws that do not recognise vendors as workers. NAVUZ seeks to engender, through dialogue and peaceful engagement, co-existence between vendors and local authorities.

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The Civic Education Programme

The Civic Education Programme seeks to locate the role, raise awareness and integrate NAVUZ members and the general vending enterprise in national and local participation of street vendors in decision making processes and policy formulation, implementation and monitoring.

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Peaceful Engagement with Local Authorities

Vendors are regarded as illegal by most local authorities in Zimbabwe because of the archaic by-laws that do not recognise vendors as workers. NAVUZ seeks to engender, through dialogue and peaceful engagement, co-existence between vendors and local authorities.

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Uplifting standards of Living

A just Zimbabwe where vendors trade freely protected by the law and national constitution

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