Johannesburg is the economic capital of South Africa, and Africa’s most powerful economy. It is also known to be the home to the largest fresh fruit market in the world (in terms of trade volumes), the Joburg Market. This is the only market of its type in Africa. This sprawling marketplace, swarms with people from the early hours of the morning: loading, packing, unpacking, buying and selling all manner of fresh produce. The Market attracts retailers, shopkeepers, street traders, restaurateurs, housewives, exporters and all other buyers from all corners of the continent. The Johannesburg Market is almost completely free-for-all as anyone can sell their fresh produce through any one of the fourteen market agents. From across South Africa, the Market currently serves about 5 000 farmers who send their fresh produce to be traded a large buyer buyer base. Trading starts at 5:00am until 11:00am, and is open to all people from Monday to Saturday including some holidays. The Market provides not only good jobs, but a great environment to grow. The company differentiates itself with exceptional training opportunities. Currently, they have 277 full-time employees including 205 extra members employed as part of Expanded Public Works Programme. Their outstanding working conditions include: Significant training opportunities, Dedication to developing their own talent, exciting initiatives taking place, commitment to the development of the community. The have been certified as one of South Africa’s Best Employers for 2012/1013.
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