Market Day- Kristyn

Market DayGreen Market Square

1. What is the name of the proprietor or store?

Ntumba

1a. Where else do they sell their goods?

Ntumba only sells the paintings in the Green Market Square since the other markets are difficult to get space in.

1b. Where are they from?

Ntumba was born in Malawi but came to Cape Town to study art. He has lived in the Nyanga township for the past ten years.

2. What type of goods do they sell?

Ntumba sells paintings of all different sizes and figures. The paintings range from elephants and lions to women and townships. The paintings are on white canvas and come in many sizes.

2a. Where are the goods from?

The paintings are from the area and are native to the western cape region portraying landmarks in the area such as Table Mountain.

3. Why do they sell here?

The Green Market Square appeals to Ntumba because it is the easiest market to get a spot in. He feels that he has the best sales in this area as well.

3a. How much is rent?

Rent in the market ranges based on location of the venders sale tent but Ntumba says he pays $450 a month for his spot but incites more costs due to storage space and transportation.

Market Day

Pan African Market

1. What is the name of the proprietor or store?

The woman working in the store was named Flore.

1a. Where else do they sell their goods?

The goods are only sold in the pan African Market.

1b. Where are they from?

Flore was born in Cameroon but moved to South Africa with her family at the age of ten. They came for the business opportunities.

2. What type of goods did they sell?

The shop ranged from wooden figurines to jewelry and even wooden chess sets. They also had small trinkets for sale.

2a. Where are the goods from?

The goods are from all over Africa but the majority are from west Africa. They shop focuses on Zulu products.

3. Why do they sell here?

Flore sells at the Pan African Market because it is a very old and reliable market that attracts tourists. Even though the location is more expensive it is better since it is inside and protected from the weather.

3a. How much is rent?

Rent in the Pan African market is $4000 a month.

Market Day

The Blue Shed

1. What is the name of the proprietor or store?

The store was named Beyond Cotton.

1a. Where else do they sell their goods?

The goods are sold out of a small stand at the family’s home and is sent to other places around the world by order.

1b. Where are they from?

The family that makes the cotton goods is Scandanavian but they have sense moved to Cape Town and live in the southern suburb of Plumstead.

2. What type of goods did they sell?

The shop sells cotton good that range from pull over to scarves and half zips.

2a. Where are the goods from?

The products are native to Scandanavia but are now only being made in Cape Town by the original family. The store also had a few items from other African countries.

3. Why do they sell here?

The person that owns the cotton store heard of the family and their good and wanted to sell their products in the shop.

3a. How much is rent?

Although the exact amount of rent was not known the woman explained that a few years back it was above 4000 rand a month.

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