If you plan to run a stall outside of a local marketplace, then you will almost certainly need to get permission to do so. If you establish your stall near, next to, or on a footpath, this may result in special permissions. South Africa tends to be more lenient or at least not so stringent in the application of the law and we all have seen stalls alongside the road that seen to evade prosecution. The less formal the ‘stall’ – perhaps it is just a hawker selling some flowers arrangements from a bucket, or some cooldrinks or sweets – the less likely they will attract the attention of the authorities. A more permanent ‘stall’, perhaps with a table and umbrella, is likely to begin attracting attention, especially if it is located in an up-market area, where home-owners are unhappy about the stall detracting from the value of their suburb.