I keep hearing great things about a brand new Sunday market in Joburg called Market on Main. It’s only a few weeks old, but by all accounts, this endeavour – the brainchild of Black Coffee, Love Jozi and Arts On Main – is the place to be on a Sunday morning, if you’re a lover of anything food and design-related.
And it’s not all about creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to make a buck: the concept behind Market on Main is a belief that public markets are key community and cultural hubs where locals can shop, eat, and hang out, and that Joburg needs exactly this kind of local economic and social development. Hang out, shop and eat your way to a thriving community? I’m all for it!