Location: GUGULETHU, CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE Date: 1996 - 1998

In 1994, it was decided to proceed with the development of the Gugulethu Central Market as the first of the small business development initiatives, intended for Langa, Nyanga and Gugulethu. At a general meeting involving many informal businesses, a management committee was elected who then worked with CS Studio Architects to develop the project. It was agreed that the main aim was to solve the immediate problem of the traders by providing a covered market area. The executive committee, consisting of one man and six women, played an extremely important role in making the project succeed. Over seventy funding organisations, donors and government departments were approached for funding.


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