A NIGHT OF TRADING, NETWORKING AND GROWING BUSINESSES
Written by: Mfundo Knowledge Mthembu
The Musgrave Mall hosted yet another eventful and successful Roof Top Night Market on Friday in support of small and upcoming businesses.
Trader’s and small business owners came guns blazing at the Roof Top Night Market to showcase their locally made products and gourmet foods while customers came to buy, network and enjoy great music.
“We running a stall here, it’s called Taz’s Delitz. The business is named after my daughter, which is a professional chef, her name is Tasneem Hanslo. We are located in Sydenham. We specialize in koeksisters various types,” said mother and business partner, Faiza Hanslo.
Customers got a chance to taste different gourmet foods, try on different products and witness handmade products made whilst they are waiting. Artist, Sean Kennedy makes beautiful beads crafts, painting and wire products.
“I am an artist and based here in Durban. I make a lot of different stuff. I am versatile when it comes to crafts, I make from kids to functions stuff and anything you can think of,” said Kennedy.
She makes her own clothes from different fabrics that she buys from local shops in and around Durban. Maque of Maque Designs originally from Congo, is a force to be reckoned with and her business is slowly but surely booming.
“This is my fashion label, of course the slogan is ‘Uniquely Yours. We make custom made clothes and also ready to wear clothes which I sell publicly. I do have few pop up shops and trade shows and we also do custom orders. If you are going to an event and you want to match with your partner, with your children we sell fabulous 100% cotton wax prints,” said business owner, Maque.
Traders showcased different products and not only adults were catered for but children too. The Amazeballz area was all about kids and their entertainment while parents were shopping and trying out things at different stalls.
“I work for a company called Amazeballz Co-Ordination Equipment. We sell a products called the moon ball, it goes around the child waist and then the child can throw it, catch it, kick it and it will come back to them. It teaches them that eye and limb coordination, developing their ball skills and while they doing that they’re having an amazing time,” said Cheryll Oliver.
*Caption: Tazneem of Taz’s Delitz at the Roof Top Night Market.