The ghost of Hendrik Verwoerd must be walking through Sandton with a broad grin on his face, says Leon Louw, of the Free Market Foundation and the Informal Business Forum.
"They have turned the place into a White Group Area with all signs of Africa removed. It is all whites, and the only blacks are servants," he said.
And to protest against the police cleaning "street traders off the streets like litter" for the World Summit, Louw plans to bus a thousand traders into Sandton next Wednesday to stage a protest.
Louw said he hoped that, after the march, the traders would stay on to "defy the law by resuming sales of their Cokes and curios to delegates".
He added that removing street vendors was a contradiction of the summit's goals because free enterprise was what development should be all about.