The trading hall was built in 1961 and was officially opened on the 21st of August 1961. Since then not a lot of money has been invested into the infrastructure. This lack of investment is now being rectified with a R12 million refurbishment program. The refurbishment commenced in September 2007 and will include:
The construction of new dividing fences
The installation of new lighting
The installation of new security cameras
The installation of new electricity cables and new IT cables
The painting of the interior of the trading hall
It is anticipated that the refurbishment will be completed by May 2008.
The new fences are in the process of being installed and already there is a marked difference in the appearance of the trading hall. The fences have been constructed on-site.
The refurbishment has been welcomed by all stakeholders
Taliep Petersen and David Kramer worked together for twenty years (1986 – 2006), writing songs and creating musicals that have been performed across the globe in cities like Kuala Lumpur, London, Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, New York and Las Vegas.
To honour their friendship and the legacy of Taliep’s music, David and Renaye Kramer are staging The Kramer Petersen Songbook over the Christmas/New Year season. This evening of song and dance will be a celebration of their creative partnership, featuring highlights and popular songs written by the musical duo during their long association, which established a body of work that reflects Cape Town’s past and present.
Cape Town Market was proud to host the rehearsals for the Kramer and Petersen Songbook.