Shopping Markets: Another first for Soweto

2014-05-25 15:00

Soweto’s Orlando West is now home to ­another icon, and right next to the world­famous Vilakazi Street. The Locrate Market is Soweto’s first lifestyle market.

The model for Locrate is based loosely on the successful Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein, and brings together food, art, design, music and fashion in South Africa’s largest township.

According to the market’s website, the idea behind the initiative was to create an environment where young and aspiring entrepreneurs, creators and innovators could showcase and sell their products, meet like-minded people, try out new ideas, get tips from established brands, create connections and get the necessary exposure to take their business further.

The delicious mix of local traders and their wares include jewellery by ­NtoZinhle, burgers by Balkan Burgers, spykos and ­local gastronomy takeaways by Vuyo’s, fresh food from Tutto Food, artsy craft beers from the Smack Republic Brewing Co and pretty baked goods by Kalerato Sweet Moments.

Where:? Corner of Kudu and Moema streets, Orlando West

When: First Sunday of every month from 11am to 5pm

More info:?

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