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Cape Town Market initiatives a resounding success<p>​</p><span><p>The City of Cape Town would like to thank Capetonians who reacted positively by supporting and visiting the physical Cape Town Market, which took place at the Green Point Park this past weekend.<br> <br>‘This initiative comes in response to the challenges faced by the informal trading sector as a result of Covid-19. By taking their small businesses online, vendors can continue to earn a living and we are encouraged by the statistics and analytics from this pilot. This will provide us with much-needed evidence in enhancing our support to informal traders. If the world cannot come to Cape Town due to Covid-19 regulations, we will bring the traders to you through our online Cape Town Market,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.<br> </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/greenpoint%20market2.jpg" alt="" style="width:1154px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>‘The market was a vibe. People were buying our products and supporting us. Some asked if the market was going to be held every weekend,’ said Anusca Barrons, a 22-year-old self-taught entrepreneur who makes hair accessories from Hanover Park. <br> <br>‘The market really gives me exposure to sell my funky hair colours. We are very grateful to the City of Cape Town for providing this platform to promote our goods,’ said Ammarah Dalvie from Wetton. <br> <br>‘What was very encouraging during my visit to the Cape Town Market over the weekend, was the variety of homemade and locally manufactured goods on offer. It was also very interesting to see the young entrepreneurs trading goods for the first time’ said Alderman Twigg.<br> <br>The City’s pilot online e-commerce platform, the online Cape Town Market, also exceeded expectations by registering a total of 119 vendors that promoted over 550 products.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/greenpoint%20market1.jpg" alt="" style="width:920px;" /> </figure>​​</span><span>​​Residents are reminded to also visit the City’s online market at <a href="http://www.capetownonlinemarket.co.za/" target="_blank">www.capetownonlinemarket.co.za</a><br> <br>Caption 1:  Alderman Grant Twigg and Anusca Barron.<br>Caption 2:  Alderman Grant Twigg and Amnarah Dalvie.<br> <br><strong> </strong><br><strong>End</strong></span>2021-05-31T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#e29e1910-ddd3-4e5b-89eb-90f0fa2aadec;L0|#0e29e1910-ddd3-4e5b-89eb-90f0fa2aadec|Greenpoint Park;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#fe28fc40-f981-4a79-b379-b1d09cfb492b;L0|#0fe28fc40-f981-4a79-b379-b1d09cfb492b|markets;GP0|#ce59e3e3-ee3c-465c-972d-4c09853ff306;L0|#0ce59e3e3-ee3c-465c-972d-4c09853ff306|urban management10

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