Social & Community News
08 February 2019

Northam – Northam Plaza held a festive market day for the community on Saturday, 2 February. It gave entrepreneurs a platform to display their products and services.

The market was organised by Petrus and Marline Nieman to empower the community.
Various stalls with woodwork, pannekoek, hotdogs, cupcakes, make-up, books, jaffles and much-much more was on show. 

The book stall was manned by primary school children under adult supervision, to raise funds for their rugby and netball tour by selling donated second-hand books. This was a valuable experience to encourage young people to be entrepreneurs and teach them independence.

The Northam Plaza market day is also a day for families and community members to come together and get to know one another. 

In an interview with Platinum Bushvelder, organiser Marline Nieman said: “I would like to thank our community for their support at the market.

Projects like these are important to the community, not only to earn extra money, but also to get their products out  to market.”

From left: Mmapula Kwaeli and Justin Williams at the makeup stall – all the way from Dwaalboom.
Back from left: Elenah Mhlanga, Elzané Diederiks, Hlengiwe Mhlanga, Domenigue De Coning and Sumari De Coning. Front from left: Goitseona Dariya and Funa Mhlanga at the second-hand books stall, sold to raise funds for their netball and rugby tour.
From left: Mary van Zyl and Joshea Lourens baking delicious pancakes.
From left: Jan Pienaar and Johan Bisschoff at their very unusual and beautiful hand craft woodwork.


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