Vendors cashing in

2010-01-30 00:00

DURBAN’S budding entrepreneurs are making their presence felt on the outskirts of the new Moses Mabhida Stadium.

As fans rushed to the stadium to watch Bafana take on Zimbabwe in a friendly match on Wednesday night, vendors selling everything from vuvuzelas to weird hats greeted them outside the stadium.

One vendor told the Weekend Witness that he wanted to make some extra cash before the 2010 World Cup as he knew that Fifa had strict rules about vendors.

“I’m just trying to make a small business for myself. People love my shirts and caps, they all want to look good for the games,” he said.

He said that he made R2 000 at Wednesday’s game and would use the money to buy more stock.

“Everyone is doing some sort of business with the World Cup. I’m also trying. This World Cup belongs to every South African,” he said.

He added that the Local Organising Committee should make provisions for vendors to sell their items during the 2010 World Cup.

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