IN-DEPTH: Day 5, Friday 3 October 2014
Don’t have much time to write today, need to get to Fourways because I have a huge family thing this weekend.
So today we had a meeting with Ruth again, I’m feeling pretty good about my feature, I think it’s going to work out well (-ish?), the conflict is between those who are lucky enough to have a place in the market, and those who cannot be in the market (for a number of reasons) and have to resort to trading illegally on the streets. Video I’m still struggling with – haven’t really spoken to hawkers on the streets yet, which means there are some large gaps in my knowledge/
Had a very interesting interview with Sebastian – he has been part of the market for 14 years selling rice, cous-cous and other imported goods. The sense I’ve gotten from him (and others in the market) is that this is a business – an attempt to create a brand and sell ideas as much as good quality goods. I want to hopefully juxtapose that with hawkers, who are trying to survive.
Unfortunately won’t be able to travel into Yeoville for the weekend. We’re Irish, and when my strong, powerful Irish mother summons me home, there really is no way not to go… I joke, I’m extied to spend some quality family time. The timing isn’t the best, but I’m sure my mom would say the same thing about having me 😉