South Africa has been going through a serious market craze. It started in 2006 with the Neighbourgoods Market, held at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town. Soon after, Market on Main in Maboneng, LoCrate Market in Orlando West and Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein launched in Joburg. Since then, we’ve seen a bunch of new markets spring up, which offer spaces to wind down, eat up, listen to music and generally just pay support to the local creative arts market. We profile some of the more recent markets that have opened up across South Africa over the last year.
Deep Roots Night MarketLocation: Pretoria Deep Roots started out as an online market place where South Africans could advertise their goods free-of-charge, but has since progressed to hosting physical markets that change in location each month. November’s edition is at the Pretoria High School Old Boy’s Club and a night market will be held on Friday, 1 December. Both events are a hotspot of good food, craft beer, live music and local crafters. Pull through to support local entrepreneurs and have a good time!
The Market Alley at Joziburg Lane
Location: 1 Eloff Street, Joburg
Joziburg Lane is one of Joburg’s hottest new venues, with exciting events hosted there regularly, such as a monthly rooftop gig and film screenings, plus more. At the downtown venue’s market — which is proving itself to be one of the city’s most lively cultural hubs — you can take a stroll through the vintage clothing stalls, grab some food at one of the vendors, or just hang out and listen to some live music acts or hear DJs spin.