The Cape Town Market is a commission fresh produce market regulated by statute. The commission is set at 12½% for all produce except potatoes, which attract a lower commission. Cape Town Market has many competitors, none of which are regulated. Find out more.

Trading

What makes the Cape Town Market the best place to trade?

1. The Cape Town Market is open to wholesalers, retailers, restaurateurs and everyone who loves fresh produce. We provide the platform and distribution facilities for our suppliers, big or small, to showcase and receive fair prices for their produce.

2. The Cape Town Market’s agencies are members of APAC, the Agricultural Produce Agents Council. APAC sets various rules and regulations* pertaining to the storage, handling and sale of fresh produce and the Cape Town Market subscribes to these stipulations as part of our mandate.

3. The Cape Town Market maintains an independently audited trust account and operates financial management systems which enable us to pay our market agents promptly (usually within 24 hours of produce sale).

4. We provide a highly secure environment for the storage of your perishables, with 24-hour security and CCTV cameras on site.

5. The Cape Town Market has excellent facilities to suit all your cold chain needs, including:

  • 14 Cold Room Chillers (894 pallets)
  • 58 Banana Ripening Rooms (55,000 cartons)

6. We operate 6 days a week:

Market Floor
Hours of trading

Mon - Thurs: 05h00 – 10h00

Friday: 05h00 – 10h00

Sat: 05h00 – 10h00

Sun: CLOSED

Public Holidays: CLOSED

Buyers Card Centre
Hours of trading

Mon - Thurs: 05h00 – 10h00

Friday: 05h00 – 10h00

Sat: 05h00 – 10h00

Sun: CLOSED

Public Holidays: CLOSED

Delivery Times
Hours of trading

Mon - Friday: Open 24 hours

Sun: CLOSED

Cold Room Times
Hours of trading

Mon - Friday: 03h00 – 15h00

Sun: CLOSED

24-hour contact number: 021 531 2191

Trading and delivery times subject to change

7. The Cape Town Market is continuously being refurbished to upgrade the infrastructure to meet your needs. Recent work includes providing new fencing, roof repairs, the repainting of the Trading Dome and the installation of new electricity generators.

* These rules and regulations include the Legislature Act, the Agricultural Produce Agents Act, the Rules in respect of Fresh Produce Agents (R1818 of 1983) and Act 12 of 1992.

Social Responsibility

The Cape Town Market is extremely conscious of the role we can play.

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Customer Covenant

Our covenant to Producers and Buyers.

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PAIA Manual

Download our PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION Manual Here.

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