A monthly community food and craft market is held usually the first Saturday of the month in the heart of the Bo-Kaap, between 10am-2pm at the Schotschekloof Civic Centre, Upper Wale Street, in Bo-Kaap.
Entrance is free, so that you support the local community.
This is the perfect place to mingle with the residents of this historic area for a truly cultural experience.
There are food demonstrations, where you may even learn to make the ‘curry in a hurry’ !
Available are tasty traditional foods, biscuits, cakes, samoosas, crafts, gifts, pickles, smoked snoek, dried fruit, jewelery and lots more on sale. You may place orders with the stall holders for traditional Malay dress-maker customised designed clothing and other handmade craft items.
You welcome to sit down and enjoy coffee and koesisters or curry and roti.
Have a look at some of the interesting home-made products on exhibition at our Market Days…
“The event is hosted by the Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway, a
community based Non-Profit Organisation that aims to empower the
community through skills development and job creation, using local
talent and government and non-government resources. The vibrant and
colourful community of Bo-Kaap is passionate and proud of their history
and legacy, and is one of South Africa’s prized cultural and heritage
gems. Apartheid placed this community at a disadvantage because of their
colour. However, historians say, they fought the system to achieve
Freedom and Democracy with the rest of South Africa.
They maintained their strong values and identities as passed down by
their fore-fathers through the decades of Slavery and then Apartheid, to
emerge as a people strong in Faith and rich in Culture. The Bo-Kaap is
where internationals and locals experience the sights, sounds and tastes
of the descendants of slaves from the East Indies, India and Africa.
Traditional crafts, the famous Cape Malay cuisine and music, are amongst
the offerings to be had here.
Organisers say this project was a dream of a group of dynamic previously
disadvantaged women wanting to create employment through home
industries, markets, traditional food experiences and cultural events in
the Bo-Kaap, empowering in particular, women and youth. A monthly Food
and Craft Market , working with the FNB Community Outreach Programme,
ABSA Small Business Development to facilitate small business courses,
encouraging learnerships and employment with the local private sector,
is proof that this project is a serious commitment to the community of
source : VOCFM
See you there!
For further information, contact
- Contact 072 643 0054 or
- Bilqees on 021 4243736 or firstname.lastname@example.org