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Greenmarket Square

Greenmarket Square
Area: City Bowl and Surrounds
Suburb: Inner City
Physical Address: Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Web Address: www.greenmarketsquare.com/index.php

Greenmarket Square


Greenmarket Square, nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles.


This area has served as a slave market, a fruit and vegetable market (hence the name Greenmarket Square) and in the late 50’s as a popular parking lot.


It wasn’t until the early 80’s that Bob Hayward had the vision to transform the Square into a viable trading venue for the informal sector. These humble beginnings saw only a handful of traders brave the elements twice a week on a small section of the Square, but it was not long before it grew to become an extremely popular flea market for crafters to reap the rewards for all their efforts.


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