Market Day- Aubrie

Today was Market Day and we went to five different markets. Each market was different by price, goods, communication, and rental. The first market (Green Market Square) that we went to was my favorite out of all of them and the cheapest. The second market was called the Pan African Market. Then it was the Blue and Red sheds, and finally the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Professor Gallay gave us some questions to think about for each market.

Green Market Square 

1. Name a store or proprietor? 

Donex Mhango

1a. Where else do they sell their goods? 

Just in Green Market Square because rent can cost a lot and it is very hard to get rent at Green Market Square.

1b. Where are they from? did they come here?

Donex is from Malawi and he came here to make business. He has been here for 2 years and loves Cape Town.

2. What types of goods do they sell?

He sold home goods such as salt and pepper shakers, utensils, wooden animals, and some beadary works.

2a. Where are the goods from? 

The goods are mostly imported and he buys them, but says he makes some of the goods.

 3. Why do they sell here? 

They sell here because there is more tourism in Cape Town, but it is slower in winter than in the summer.

3a. How much is tips for rent? 

Rent is 400 rand a month or about 40 dollars.

Pan African Market 

 1. Name a store or proprietor? 

The proprietor’s name is Rochelle.

1a. Where else do they sell their goods? 

 1b. Where are they from? Why did they come here?

Rochelle is from Cameroon and they come here to make business, to survive because she needs to support her family and there is a lot of tourism in Cape Town. Rochelle has been in South Africa for 48 years.

 2. What types of goods do they sell?

She sold a lot of jewelry, sculptures, and some artwork.

2a. Where are the goods from? 

She buys the beads from Zulu people, buys some goods from other businesses, and makes some jewelry. Sl,e jewelry pieces take longer to make than others such as 2 days to a few weeks.

3. Why do they sell here? 

They sell in the Pan African Market because it has more of a variety of different African countries rather than just being produced in South Africa.

3a. How much is rent?

Rochelle’s rent is about 1500 rand. Each proprietors rent is different depending on the size of the room.

Red Shed

1. Name a store or proprietor? 

Kilford from Zimbabwe. He started painting in 2005 and came into the Red Shed at 2008.

1a. Where else do they sell their goods? 

He only sells at red shed but used to sell at galleries before red shed

2. What types of goods do they sell?

He just sold paintings he made.

2a. Where are the goods from?

He paints them himself.

3. Why do they sell here? 

They sell here because that is where most people will come and buy paintings.

3a. How much is rent?

His rent is R12,000.

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