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Go up market

— Cape town


Monocle meets the two visionaries who have shown that the fortunes of an entire neighbourhood can be transformed simply by setting up a weekly market selling local produce.

Cameron Munro, Justin Rhodes

Neither of them were born in the city but Cameron Munro from Harare and Justin Rhodes from New York have helped transform one of Cape Town’s most neglected neighbourhoods. Their key to urban transformation? A market.

In 2006, Rhodes and Munro opened the Neighbourgoods Market in the city’s then-run-down Woodstock area. Now, this Saturday gathering at the Old Biscuit Mill pulls in 130 producers (as well as 2,000 hungry Capetonians), including cheese and wine makers, organic farmers and artisan butchers. There’s now also a Designer Market and Kinde…


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