Ultimate Zulu market experience at Royal Show

2015-05-29 07:59
Thandeka Makhanya (left) and Thobeka Ngcobo set up the Village Market which provides a traditional African market experience for visitors to the Royal Show, which started today.

Thandeka Makhanya (left) and Thobeka Ngcobo set up the Village Market which provides a traditional African market experience for visitors to the Royal Show, which started today. (Ian Carbutt)

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THIS year’s Pietermaritzburg Royal Show will host the ultimate traditional Zulu market experience.

The KwaZulu-Natal Financial Literacy Village Market opens its doors to the public today, with almost 300 rural businesses exhibiting products in the market.

The Village Market will include a spaza shop as well as 25 market stores selling items ranging from homemade wine and jam to beauty products, said a press release from the Village Market. The statement said visitors to the market can look forward to traditional Zulu dancing, yoghurt-making and oyster-cooking demonstrations.

“Before the women can sell their products, they attend a finance course to learn about pricing and costing; record- and bookkeeping; productivity; selling and communication; and how to manage their personal finances.” The Village Market partnership won a gold medal and the floating trophy for the best hall at the Show last year. — Witness Reporter.

• Royal Show director Terry Strachan said he expects this year’s show to be a grand event.

He said the show will not be affected by stage one or two load shedding as the Msunduzi Municipality has excused the show from any power cuts.

He said in the remote likelihood of stage three loadshedding, all the Show’s internal stores will be closed; however, all outside stores and entertainment will continue operations as usual

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