Trade at mayor’s market

2015-12-01 06:00
A vendor displays her goods at the market in the Plumstead municipal building.

A vendor displays her goods at the market in the Plumstead municipal building.

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Several City-run markets will be running throughout the festive season and anyone interested in selling their goods at the markets is urged to register with the City of Cape Town.

The markets form part of the mayor’s market, which was launched in 2010 in an effort to make a difference in the lives of unemployed residents.

The Plumstead market will be held in the Plumstead municipal building in Victoria Road every day until Friday 18 December.

The Princess Vlei and Hill Star markets will be held every Saturday this month. The Princess Vlei market will be able to accommodate up to 60 traders.

Zainu Gabriels, district area coordinator for the markets, says the mayor’s market was born from the mayor’s skills development and poverty alleviation programme in 2010 when officials got involved in starting up the first mayor’s market at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

“The project’s aim was to give economic opportunities to those who are unemployed by allowing them to sell their locally produced, home-grown manufactured goods to the public.”

The officials always had a vision of expanding this market to create economic opportunities for others in the city.

There is no cost for trading at the City-run markets. Interested individuals, who are older than 18 years, can complete the application form and submit the required documents. Preference will be given to unemployed persons.

Application forms are available at the security desk of the Plumstead municipal office. For more information call Gabriels on 084 718 4503 or Martonique Esau on 021 444 3700.

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