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Submitted by Edward Dakora on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 5:35am.
Last week saw two market days at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in Cape Town. The concept of market day is not new to CPUT; it does take place about twice a year, allowing students, staff and other stakeholders to sell wide range of products and services on campus to the CPUT community. This is an interesting phenomenon, as it allows students especially, to showcase their sales and entrepreneurial skills while making some pocket money. Not a bad concept at all.
Submitted by Edward Dakora on Sun, 10/10/2010 - 6:34am.
I recently attended a workshop on Rural Development in Southern Africa, organised by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Southern Africa. It's focus was on how transformation of agricultural production can lead to increased food security. Attention was given to the current status of small scale local farmers and how they can contribute to food security. The role of supermarkets in this process was also highlighted.
For contributions to this workshop, visit www.rosalux.co.za
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Submitted by Edward Dakora on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 5:46pm.
From the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, there has been an increase in street and open market activities; selling of lags, t-shirts and other items made of national colours of participating Countries. Although there are designated areas for these informal activities, people are often spotted at high pedestrian traffic areas and at traffic lights (called robots in South Africa) selling flags and the famous vuvuzela (plastic trumpet). Hey, I bought my vuvuzela from one of the designated trading areas in Cape Town. The 2010 FIFA World Cup has indeed stimulated informal trading in South Africa, especially the host cities.
I'll back with more on Markets in Africa.
Submitted by Edward Dakora on Sun, 07/11/2010 - 4:59am.