9 September Pocket Money Market & next dates open for bookings

Hi everyone
So we have had to shift the planned market at LongbeachMall from 26 Aug to 9 September.
Buskers please book here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/buskerbookings/

Traders book here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/market-stall-bookings-for-kids/

Current dates open for bookings are:                                                                                                 9 September 2017 – Longbeach Mall
21 October 2017 Longbeach Mall
11 November 2017 Longbeach Mall
16 September True Grit Farmer’s Market Somerset West
14 October True Grit Farmers Market Somerset West

Please fill in the booking form to apply for a stall. Duplication of goods will be avoided so you will be contacted to let you know if your line up is available and we are very much in demand so places are not always available. I try my best to fit you all in but venues limit spaces and also I can’t manage too many kids at one time. Please note baked goods are often over subscribed.

Traders: Please reply to the trader mail to confirm your attendance. (There are a few maybes here)

I also need a 100% confirmation of the goods you are planning to trade please. I need to do 2 things:

1) More pre market ads and try and get some orders so feel free to offer a package deal or special offer fro pre orders

2) Limit duplications. If you arrive with goods not listed and they are duplications you will not be permitted to sell them unless the original trader has sold out. If you want to add things please confirm with me ahead of time to avoid disappointed kiddies.

The Soap Cellar
Emily’s Sweet & Savoury
Sweet Tooth Brothers
Creative Trading
Alice’s Wonder Slime
Face Art
Sweetastic Creations
Khaya’s Emporium
Anyone for Seconds
Hannah’s Take & Campbell’s Chili Factory
M&H everythin’ store
Oh fudge
Something simple
Kat’s Crafts
Cacti Crazy
Robert’s Plants
Maxi’s Must have’s
Gabriel’s and Helenas Stuff
Pout lip Balm
BEAUTY, Arts & Crafts & Healthy Treats
King’s Crazy Kingdom
Oni’s Organics

I know some of you were unsure and I have new traders waiting for openings, especially in the biscuits and slime type stuff. I have turned them away at this stage so your timeous confirmation will be appreciated. Similarly I know stuff happens but last minute cancellations are becoming a factor and I am not sure how to manage them. Anyone have a suggestion?

If you need support wrt transport please let me know by this Wed 16 Aug and I will do my best to arrange transport or a stipend towards costs, but I need time to prepare.

I’ll start on Somerset West bookings towards the end of next week.

Once I have the bookings and products confirmed I’ll do the mail with the rest of the stuff, PLEASE READ IT WITH THE KIDS, it is clear to me only half the traders are aware. Please also remember to keep your plastic free pledges as its couterproductive to reprint each time.

Please may I have ads by Sunday 20 August IN JPEG FORMAT if you are updating, otherwise I will use your old ones.

A behind the scenes note: I pull everything from the spreadsheet when you book so please take care with the way you fill it out, goods description, names for certificates, etc. One booking is one table. I’m going to be passing much of this on to Monique and hopefully new volunteers and it goes directly into ads. I’m trying for paid advertising and I need it to be “proper”.

Please mail linda@livelightly.co.za if you need more info or rather call 0833840590 after hours for a chat. Please do not use Facebook as a contact method, I do not always check it. Volunteers and sponsors are needed, please join the project! Also please note this is an after hours project so communications may not be immediate, but I’m happy to take calls in the evenings. All input is always most welcome, this is a collective, lets all #bethechange #everyoneiswelcome

Thanks again to all of you for your ongoing support and much love to all the amazing kids.


Woman’s Day Market at the V&A

Come and enjoy an amazing line up of entertainment, activities, delicious food and creative crafts on Woman’s Day at the V&A from our inspiring young entrepreneurs.

We are most grateful to ALL PHASE ELECTRICAL for sponsoring the costs of this event. We could not have done it without you – thank you for living the #bethechange philosophy!


We have 40 entrepreneurs under 16 years old trading at 25 stunning stalls as well as 10 talented young performers who will be busking.  Our creative kids have all pledged not to use any single use plastics and everyone is welcome to join us in taking the #PlasticFreePledge as part of our sustainable development initiative.

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Date: Wed 9 August

Time: 11:30am – 2pm with the Emtrepreneur of the Day award at 2pm

Venue: Upstairs at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront

Full Trader List:

1 Khaya’s Emporium Twiggit rustic candles, Message in a peg, Stone lights, Macrame lanterns and plant holders, tangle free earphone holders
2 Alice’s Wonder Slime Play Slime in various forms and DIY kits
2 The Soap Cellar Natural soap, lip balm, giant bubble kits.
4 Made By Teens Cape Town Key Holders , Message on a Bottle
5 Emily’s Sweet & Savoury Cheese grillers, creamed spinach pop tarts, butternut & feta pop tarts & donuts
6 Sweet Tooth Brothers Biscuits, waffle rolls, cakes.
7 YouButterflyMeVintage Vintage clothing
8 Rock Ink Painted rocks & Lemonade
9 Made It Pretty by Peyton Pretty handcrafted stationery, cards and gifts.
10 Sweetastic Creations  Make your own name necklace and  beautifully decorated flower cookies on a stick
11 Hannah’s Take & Campbell’s Chili Factory Cards, suncatchers, jewellery and chilli paste
12 Oh fudge Fudge
13 Fantastic Mint Plants, Furtastic Books, DIY washytape pencils and pencil jars, savoury muffins
14 LivMaw Activity for children to create collages, all materials supplied including tables for children to sit at. A variety of outlines on card will be provided to help with ideas / Beautiful, Completed Artwork collages for sale
15 Gabe’s Good Goodies Chocolates (mainly truffles)
16 Just Girls toys
17 Sticky Bubblegum Room decor, handmade gifts and other funky must have items.
18 BEAUTY Second hand ceramics potted with beautiful arrangements of succulents and top dressed with gemstones. drawings, dry flower and sticker pics in A5 glass frames everything done by the traders themselves
19 Oni’s Organics Health muffins, Healthy habits charts, lemons
20 SA Cool Trading Kids Veg, dog biscuits, beanies, books & dvd’s, games
21 Cook & Craft Peanut brittle, Katvis catnip toys, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you dare game, Eco Fire Lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner
22 Gabriels Mucky Stuffs Seedlings, wick planters, worm tea, free range eggs
23 Helena’s Yummy Treats Biscuits and chocolate blocks
24 King’s Corner Droe Wors, activity game.
25 Cezanne Lip Balm, Stress Balls

Please pop over to out Facebook Page to browse the adverts each trader has sent in as part of the requirement to gain a certificate: https://www.facebook.com/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/a.1913301828885621.1073741877.1591673784381762/1913305025551968/?type=3&theater

And also browse the video ads in the Facebook video library, here is sweet example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMaAv2DkLRQ


As it is Woman’s Day, we are joined by two adult traders who are part if the Forward Fund WIN WOMAN program and they will be selling wonderful leather jackets and beadwork, as well as offering mentorship to the youngsters. ff logo

Pop over the the V&A website for more detail here:  http://www.waterfront.co.za/events/Kids/2017-young-entrepreneurs-pocket-money-market 

And take a listen to one of the radio features here: https://omny.fm/shows/early-breakfast-with-abongile-nzelenzele/woman-s-day-market-at-the-v-a-pocket-money-market

We are privileged to have the fabulous Zoe Mazula of Horizon’s Tale, Mazula and The Farmhouse Rocks to guide our young performers and add her special magic to the day. A real feast of music including classical, blues, rock and jazz is guaranteed to entertain.




Zoë Mazula has been a performer all her life. It started with dancing and acting and continued on to singing and song writing. Zoe studied at Redroofs Theatre School and The Academy in London England. Next to the creative arts, Zoë’s biggest passion is education and she later worked extensively with The Big Foot Theatre Company and Makebelieve Arts in London borough schools to empower teachers to bring creative storytelling and acting techniques into mainstream classrooms as an effecting teaching tool. Zoë has not only experienced the pleasure of the arts first hand through professional working in adverts, theatre and film but she has witness the power of acting with drama therapy and the healing and learning that comes from drama techniques and play. Zoë has continued her creative teaching under the name ‘I Create Me’ and runs after school clubs, teaching workshops and holiday programmes.

Zoë immigrated with her husband Vusa to South Africa in 2004 to open one of Cape Town’s most loved music venues, Zula Sound Bar on Long Street. Zula gave a platform for nine years to the best up and coming and established original music acts of South Africa. For the past two years Vusa and Zoë have gone back to their original love of music and write and perform their songs under the name Mazula with their first album being released this year. They can be seen singing in their function duo called Horizon’s Tale at many different hotels, restaurants and private functions around the mother city and South Africa. You can follow their music on Facebook under the name Mazula and Horizon’s Tale and you can email zoemazula@gmail.com for more info on the I Create Me programmes.

Please remember we are always looking for young photographers and young reporters to cover our events for the press. Get in touch if you would like to join on Woman’s Day, its great fun and young people up to 21 are welcome. Most of the pics used here are from Deep South Photography and regular traders, you are welcome to watermark your pics!

The Pocket Money Market is growing fast and we are looking for interns, volunteers, mentors and sponsors to help take us nation wide and beyond. We run Markets 2 to 6 times a month where kids EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN as well as free workshops covering 5 modules every school holiday.



For more information please email linda@livelightly.co.za




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July Aug update & bookings open to Nov

Hello everyone,

Great news is I have a new computer coming in the next few weeks so coms will improve soon! This is being donated by http://www.terramanzi.co.za/ which is amazing! This one is on its last legs and very tedious to work on so I am thrilled.

Secondly I have potential sponsorship lined up but it is dependent on getting a BEE partner so if anyone has a great young person who you think would be keen please connect us.

We are super grateful to ALL PHASE ELECTRICAL who are covering the costs for Woman’s day at the V&A. They are paying for table hire, transport and lunch money for the outreach kids – massive thanks to them.

And massive thanks as always to Tina and the crew at FORWARD FUND for their ongoing support and advice. The have included me in their WIN WOMAN profile which is fantastic.

I have loaded the new dates onto the booking form so you can book the next few events: https://goo.gl/forms/CCtRPlnrRrJvmsSU2 There are dates open to November. I am looking at Century City for Heritage Day but open to any ideas. We hope to be back at the V&A in December again and we have requests for Imhoff so I will try for the Xmas fair there too as well as the Noordhoek Farm Village. Please keep the suggestions coming. Early next year we will also have a permanent shop and an online store.

The busker booking form is here: https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/buskerbookings/ and Benson is the coordinator there.

Please note there is a whatsapp group for traders and a different one for buskers, please ask if you wish to be added as it is the main communication method.

For this Saturday 29 July:

Venue: Fish Hoek Sposrtsfields (Click for gmap – the icon is Fish Hoek Squash Club)
Time: We will trade from 10:30 to 1 with the option to stay on till as late as 3pm if you like. Set up is from 9am, please be there by 10am at the latest.
Trader list:

Sweet Tooth Brothers

Emily’s Sweet & Savoury

The Soap Cellar


Oni’s Organics

SA Cool Trading Kids

Cook & Craft 

Alice’s Wonder Slime

Creative Trading

Rock Ink

YouButterflyMeVintage (no table required)

Sweetastic Creations

Khaya’s Emporium

Funky Frootfreeze Slushies

Oh Fudge

Something Simple


Please remember NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS, I have loads of jars if anyone needs and shoe shops always have boxes if you need.

Remember your change float.

I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.

Completed sheets must be handed in at 12:45 please, if you need help please just ask during the market.

 When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.

All stalls must have a sign please.

A couple of rules: No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.

Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area. No gum chewing while trading please.

While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe. 

When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits. 

We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!

Thanks to all who have shared the adverts already, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1909718869243917 Feel free to add extra pics or video in the comments and any more detail. 

Then for 9 August at the V&A the trader list is:

Sweet Tooth Brothers

Emily’s Sweet & Savoury

The Soap Cellar


Oni’s Organics

SA Cool Trading Kids

Cook & Craft 

Alice’s Wonder Slime

Rock Ink

YouButterflyMeVintage (no table required)

Sweetastic Creations

Khaya’s Emporium

Funky Frootfreeze Slushies

My Take by Hannah

Campbell’s Chili

Oh Fudge

Something Simple


Made by Teens

Sugar and Spice

Made it Pretty

Gabriels Muck Stuffs

Helena’s Yummy Treats


Gabe’s Good Goodies

Angels Cupcakes

Just Girls

We have 5 traders from Forward Fund joining us so we are full and bookings are now closed. Please let me know if you prefer to share a table as they are 2.1m long.

Jpeg adverts are due in by Sunday 27 August please and video adverts are optional, the V&A will flight them all too. I will send loading directions and more details next week, we are in the Watershed and have loading bay access until 11am and again after 2:30.

We have a wonderful lady to MC and play with the buskers for woman’s day – Zoe Mazula is a professional musician and experienced teacher. She also runs the Farmhouse Rocks.

Please remember PMM is a collective, everyone is more than welcome to jump in and all ideas are welcome. I’d love some help to create wonderful trader profiles to advertise each set of goods online, I have zero graphic design skill.

Thanks for all your patience and your ongoing support.


linda@livelightly.co.za / 0833840590


Holiday Workshops, news and July/Aug markets

The Free holiday workshops are on Tues 11, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 July with two modules each day. Full details are here: https://pocketmoneymarket.com/talks-and-awards-days/Book only the modules you fancy: We start on Tuesday with Costing & Pricing then Marketing & Sales. Wed is Operational Management then Financial basics and on Thursday we do Online Marketing. All suitable from about 7 to 16 years and centered around an activity. As we are in Plastic Free July all activities will be making alternative packaging. Call 0833840590 to book.

Trader Bookings are open for the next market days on                                                                Saturday 29 July 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek                                   Wed 9 Aug (holiday) 11:30-2:00  V&A Waterfront                                                                 Saturday 26 August 2017 10:30am 1pm at Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek

Busking bookings cam be made here: https://goo.gl/forms/FEfwmMz7FmsqPu612

We continue to learn and grow and the busking side is taking form fast. We have also had great feedback from the Plastic Free undertaking and will feature this month as a guest blog on the Two Oceans Aquarium website. This project has scope for much growth and I think if the kids can get it right to trade without plastic packaging then the challenge to the mainstream retailers is out there!

We have also had some great feedback in the press and are ever hopeful some sponsorship may eventually follow! Here are some of the articles and video links:

Expresso Show on TV3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJxeGkIGwyE&feature=youtu.be



We also made the news on TV 2 and 3 as well as front page of the weekend Argus.

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I am very pleased to announce we have received support form FORWARD FUND in conjunction with their Win Woman initiative, THANK YOU so much to Tina Thiart and her team for this: www.forwardfund.co.zaff logo

We were also happy to join a Dept of Education initiative in Mitchell’s Plain this week and look forward to more events in the future.


As always, thanks for the support and hope to see you at the workshops and the markets soon!


Youth Day 2017 Report



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This Youth Day the Pocket Money Market was lucky enough to be hosted by the V&A Waterfront in their amazing Watershed which is a spectacular venue and entrepreneurial hub.

We had 40 young entrepreneurs, 8 young buskers (See separate report below) and a team of 3 young photographers and reporters. Every single young person there was AMAZING, creative & inspiring and I am honoured to have had you there. This report will be a lot about thank you’s but the biggest THANK YOU must always be to the delightful youngsters who this is all about.

This was also the roll out of our Plastic Free Pledge and each trader pledged to use no single use plastics in their business and to engage with both suppliers and customers to do the same. Thank you so much to Fikile from Two Oceans Aquarium who came to explain the importance of this.

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The careful preparation for this event even though many kids also had exams was evident in the high quality of goods as well as the delightful still and video adverts sent in ahead of time (These can be viewed here) This was also the market at which the most care was taken with the accounting sheets and I am very impressed with overall improvements here, costings and record keeping are just so important. The displays were stunning and attention to detail with labels, environmentally friendly packaging, home-made business cards, signs and samples were all a feast for the senses.

I am so glad I was not a judge, what a tricky job that was! I am very grateful to all our amazing judges and I think for their own safety it is probably best not to list them here;) We had 7 completed judging sheets in (the 8th judge was just overwhelmed and told me he could not pick one over another in all that cuteness;) so I think that was a pretty fair way to go.

I am always nervous at new venues as it takes a while to develop a loyal following and customer base. This is a super venue and even on our first event the kids did well. Top earner was YouButterflyMeVintage who was nudging a profit of R2000, well done Chloe! Second was Popsockets and third was Sweetastic. The total net profits at time of handing in sheets was R6800 which breaks down to an average of about R300 per stall. (Many stalls are run in pairs or groups.) However much trading was done after sheets were handed in so I think that may have gone up considerably. This is lower than usual but for a new venue where we need to refine our strategy I think we are all happy. There are no prizes for top earnings as the cash is its own reward, however we are making a special late award to Kyra Semler of Sweetastic for philanthropy, she ran a raffle of her stunning meringues in a lovely big glass jar and raised R170 which she donated to our Knysna Fires Fund. Our other top earners also donated generously, as did most of the young entrepreneurs, I am so proud of them all. However Kyra made a supreme effort and she is getting a lovely V&A voucher to enjoy in the holidays!


The awards went as follows:

Entrepreneur of the Day: Khaya’s Emporium

Best Advert: The Soap Cellar

Product Innovation: Gabriel’s Mucky Stuffs

Best Display: Made it Pretty by Peyton

Accounting: Popsockets

Sales excellence: SA Cool Trading Kids

Greenest Stall: Cook & Craft

Busker of the Day: Milisa Ndlebe

Runner up Entrepreneurs of the Day: Beauty arts and crafts

Special award for youngest traders: Sweet Tooth Brothers

Special spot prize: Oni’s Organics

Philanthropy: Sweetastic (late award)

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! And to each young entrepreneur – you have all done more than most adults already! It is really HARD to create a product, cost it and bring it to market, most people never do. So whether you won an award or not you are for sure a WINNER!

Massive thank you to our prize sponsors:

The Jolly Roger Pirate Ship (A whopping 20 tickets for cruises)

The big wheel (8 tickets)

Toy Kingdom (R500 Voucher)

Lego (2 Massive speciality sets)

The V&A (Goodie bags for every participant & voucher)

This is the first time since we began the PMM that we have ever had prizes like this, we are very grateful.

Thank you too to some more fantastic Capetonians who helped us:

Paul from MINUTEMAN PRESS WESTLAKE printed all our certificates and pledges. He has also offered a special discount to any traders wishing to get any printing done for markets. Take your certificate along and chat to him about a deal.

Jonathan from ALL PHASE ELECTRICAL who sponsored lunch money for all the outreach traders and also stress balls for the goodie bags. His family spent the entire day too – Thank you!

More thank you’s:

A very special thank you to Colette Hansen for her endless support from day one of PMM who was chief admin for the day. And to Declan Webber who jumped in for the first time and was an absolute rock star! Benson Arendse is a PMM parent who I have dragged in – he is really hands on, helped to carry all those tables upstairs so he has longer arms these days. Benson has taken on the buskers arm, something I have been trying to get going since day one back in Jan 2015 and under his care it looks set to be a winner. Zenn Viljoen was our official musician and MC, he gave up a lot to be there and is exactly the nurturing soul our aspiring musicians need. For all those who told me how much they enjoyed his brilliant music he has a CD available, get in touch. Lots of people did lots of things, especially for our outreach traders and I am so grateful to all of you.

To the V&A team: George, Henry, Laura from Workshop 17, Ayanda who organized the prizes and all the rest of the team, but especially Nelis who went above and beyond the call of duty. You guys are an inspiration and I have never had such a lot of input and help ever. THANK YOU! I am not sure if anyone saw, but they had the PMM video ads playing on big screens throughout the V&A.

Thanks also to Beyoncifer McGee who is running the Mitchell’s Plain branch of PMM – one of her many great projects and I look forward to a long partnership!

Thanks and well done to our young photography team: Michelle, Mia and Danny – Deep South Photography!

Last but not least, Rotary for the V&A introduction, their ongoing support, help judging, mentorship and great ideas. In particular Siham, Andy and Geraldine, you guys open doors and make real, practical solutions happen.

Busking report:

This being our very first busking event we learned as we went along and leaned very heavily on the experience of 2 remarkable individuals.

Zenn Viljoen: A very talented busker well known across the Peninsula for his unique genre and style.Once the buskers were delivered into his care , he successfully crafted individual performances into an eclectic whole, tastefully held together by his master of ceremony like skills and knowledge of the busking scene.. On the day it came across as a polished performance with a remarkable lack of nerves and glitches.

Benson Arendse: A widely networked individual who also happens to parents to 2 traders. In a very short time he was able to summon his vast network to deliver an excellent selection of very young and equally talented musicians.

The quality of sound is a critical component to any live performance. A trumpet played too loud or a vocalist set to soft can be off-putting for any audience regardless of the age and musical ability of the performer. We are very grateful for the commitment showed by the staff of the V&A staff in the build up to the event and even on the day. By them making a high quality sound system (mixing board,mic and speakers). This factor plus the huge pull-factor of the Watershed created a great platform for young buskers to test their talent in a challenging, yet supportive space.

Performances sought to be a supporting act to the 40 plus traders on the next floor, this would always be a tight rope to walk with young performances keen to showcase their talents. However, in much the same way as traders came away with a “real world” experience of selling their products, in much the same way each of the performances walked away with a financial recompense which hopefully will go a long way in them crafting and further developing their skills and talents.

Some significant features for the day included:

An unrehearsed trio performance by our keyboardist: Caleb. Vocalist: Anna and guitarist: Sashin.

Impromptu performance by an 8yr old musical protégé : Eléna entertaining the audience with pieces by Robert Eilenberg and JS Bach.

The Busker of the Day: Milisa: a young talent from the projects.

“Flippin’ Awesome” for a first time – this is going to be epic as we go forward.

Looking ahead:

We are in full swing for 24 June at Longbeach Mall already and the ads are up on Facebook, then we go into 3 days of holiday workshops on 12, 13 & 14 July. In addition I’ll be doing the first week of the holidays in Mitchel’s plain at workshops there too. Please mail me for info.

In closing, I must just say I was completely overwhelmed by the press and all that on Youth Day and they kind of side swiped me. I did not have nearly as much time with the kids and parents as I’d have liked but we are back to normal now. Good news is that all that publicity is bringing in more great venues and lets keep hoping for a sponsor. It is clear we have outgrown out initial model, I am working on improvements and all suggestions and help are most welcome. Doing this after hours is clearly not going to cut it so plotting like mad. However…an imperfect something is probably still better than a perfect nothing;)


See you at the market,

Lin x

PS Please also see https://pocketmoneymarket.com/see-how-it-runs-sponsors-wanted-size-doesnt-matter/


Youth Day Pocket Money Market at the V&A

Join us on Youth Day 16 June for a bumper Pocket Money Market at the Watershed (Mezzanine area) at the V&A Waterfront from 11:30am to 2pm. At 2pm we will have a short talk from the Two Oceans Aquarium as the PMM goes plastic free and then awards for Entrepreneur of the Day as well as 7 category winners and the lucky draws.

Here is the provisional trader line-up and the ads are up on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1887361234813014 (Likes count towards the award so please like your favorite and share away.) Heaps of fab Father’s Day gifts!

Stall Name Goods for sale
Cook & Craft Peanut Brittle, Eco fire lighters, Magic Carpet Cleaner, Urchin Jellyfish, Dip if you Dare activity, Fresh sprouts, catnip cat toys.
Sticky Bubblegum Headbands, hand made cards, bookmarks, self made funky room decor like cushions, bookends and snowglobes, self made handbags, home made lip balm
Made It Pretty by Peyton Washi tape notebooks, pencils, notepads, gift tags
Handcrafted Greeting Cards (birthday / baby / teacher / Christmas / thank you)
Tic Tac Toe (natural stones in a cotton bag)
Roll-a-dice and WIN
Love Stones
Sweetastic Creations by Kyra Mixed meringues, mini biscuits, sweet shots, jelly. Hair ties and braclets for kids.
The Soap Cellar natural soaps, shampoo, handwash, dog shampoo, giant bubbles mix, lip balms and a raffle for a Shaun the Sheep soap!
Beauty , arts & crafts Sticker pictures, Ceramic potted succulents and terrariums.
Khaya’s Emporium Twiggit candle holders (R 15-50), Stone Lights- tee-lights (R 15), Macrame lanterns and plant holders (R 30 – 60), Message in a peg (R 15), Handmade picture frames (R 15- 30)
PoPsockets We sell pop sockets, a phone accessory that enables you to easily hold your phone and mount it on the ground. Available in various colours and styles.
Helena’s Yummy Treats  Biscuits and caramel squares, choc blocks.
YouButterflyMeVintage Vintage clothing
Hello Jewelry made with beads
Emily’s Sweet & Savoury Cheese grillers.
Creamed spinach pop tarts. Butternut & feta pop tarts.
Cinnamon & sugar ring donuts. Coconut ring dounuts.
Decorate your own cupcake.
Aneeqah’s Party Packs Party Packs
My Take by Hannah Cards, Necklaces and Sun Catchers.  Campbell – Chili Paste
Made By Teens Upcycle item: Vanilla Scented Shell Candles
Upcycled Cereal Boxes into Masks for Fun
Combo: Homemade JuJu sauce
King’s Fooseball arcade  Games
Oni’s Healthy Kids Corner  Healthy luchbox snacks & healthy habits charts
SA Cool Trading Kids  Fresh produce, Good dog Biscuits, Book exchange & Crafts
Robert’s Plants  Succulents
Gabriel’s Mucky Stuffs  Worm tea, seedlings, free range eggs,  Sunflower eggs/cups, Wick Planters
Cambell’s Chilli’s  Chili paste
Face Art Face Art paint
Sweet Tooth Brothers Waffle rolls, jam and cream tarts, peanut ring bisquits, apple crumbles, jam bisquits, glazed bisquits. Honey cake, Chocolate cake (22 cm). A raffle with Chocolate Happy Father’s Day cake (27 cm).
Angel’s Delight Muffins, Cupcakes, Lamingtons
Sherbet drawstring bags, moonbags and socks

For the first time the kids have made video ads too – check them in action here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PocketMoneyMarketSA/videos/

Awards are as follows:
1) Entrepreneur(s) of the Day
2) Best advert (Likes on Facebook will count towards this)
3) Best display (Stall presentation)
4) Accounting Excellence
5) Product innovation
6) “Greenest” Stall (Environmental awareness)
7) Excellence in sales skills
8) Busker of the Day
Others may be awarded at judges discretion.

We have an awesome line up of young buskers too and are super lucky to have musician Zenn Viljoen joining as coordinator and MC.


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Just a few ads to give you an idea, but please visit the Facebook page for the full line up.

Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market is an NPO aimed at helping children develop the skills to become self employed. Free workshops, startup assistance and ongoing support are provided. At the moment we are about one third “outreach” and the earnings are often an essential part of the household income. We run unfunded and need volunteers and sponsorship like air.

For more information please contact 0833840590 or mail linda@livelightly.co.za. For bookings and nation wide availability scroll down to the next post.



The following market will be on 24 June at Longbeach Mall and there are free workshops covering 5 modules in the holidays. Book via www.pocketmoneymarket.com.
We strive to light a spark & nurture a spirit of entrepreneurship in order to grow a sustainable economy. We are very environmentally conscious with no single use plastic permitted and awards for sustainable products. While there are a few entrepreneurship courses out there, this is very practical empowering the kids to overcome real obstacles and earn real cash. We also take kids from as little as 5 and there all workshops and training are free. Traders are encouraged to pay a small stall rent to teach the concept of overheads (Max R50) but only when they have become profitable and can afford it.
We run at one third “outreach” and these kids receive start up assistance and ongoing support, transport and general help. All kids get free workshops and individual business training. Because growing a sustainable place based economy feels like the best thing to be doing round about now.
Volunteers and sponsorship always welcome. On Friday we have 16 outreach lids and I would love to give them each R30 “lunch money” to spend. If anyone feels like contributing to this it would be awesome.


Each trader will sign a plastic free pledge as we ban single use plastics at the PMM #Everyoneiswelcome to #bethechange as we have a group pledge at 2pm with Two Ocans Aquarium.

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Many MANY thanks to the V&A Waterfront for hosting us!

See you at the market!


Bookings open for markets & workshops in May, June & July Nation Wide

Just a reminder to get your bookings in for:

Markets on 27 May a & 24 June Longbeach Mall can be booked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvcpjUcjJaZY_tFfu25l_qkMmtIEIaaOZElVrBChhdk2OXvA/viewform

Youth day market at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 16 June (long weekend) can be booked here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSew4ZMdj1jCnX0M0nnnji5Q879Tn1WesLH3q3ldlOHCDPiuSw/viewform

Calling all performing arts kids! We have BUSKING SLOTS at the V&A Youth Day event on 16 June. To book your space please mail linda@livelightly.co.za or whatsapp 0833840590. I will need your name, age and a short clip of what you do. There is no fee.
Slots are limited so don’t delay.

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Registration in different areas: We are now offering free workshops and markets to trade in Mitchell’s Plain and also launching in Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Please register for Mitchell’s Plain here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHlBvU74–REuGejmoO5eCg89R8UEytUK5M3hHC81PHU4otw/viewform

Please register for Gauteng events here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHEbky-cjkLbANK2-rC33PMjRHWLcU1ISeBzXswZv5GUP95Q/viewform

Please register for Hillcrest, Kwa-Zulu Natal here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJ4maFyYu4udRYbov6fEJFAlZeBNxrlVFrlycCAwGjNts9Wg/viewform

There will be free workshops in the holidays: 5 and 20 July Cape Town – Southern suburbs. Mid month in Mitchells Plain (details tbc) and via skype anywhere in the country on request. A group of 5 or more can initiate a workshop at any time. Modules available are:                                                                                                                                           1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!
All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real.
Workshops are free to traders, please mail linda@livelightly.co.za to book.
I’d dearly love to find some sponsorship so I can take a bit of time to refine, publish and write more.

I am really impressed with the progress I see in the traders, steadily increasing returns and refinements in products and marketing. The average net profit is around R300-R350 per stall with some still hitting the R1000 mark even in winter trading. Not bad for 2 hours of trading! This should be after they take their labour costs into consideration if they are applying my costing process. I am also super happy to see that traders are starting to get ingredients and materials sponsored or discounted. I encourage them to practice their negotiation skills on me when collecting “rent”. Rent is not compulsory but when I collect the accounting sheets after trading I do charge the regulars rent as it teaches the concept of overheads. There is a maximum of R50 and I always keep it below 20% of net profit. It is then up to the kids to haggle or barter and some are getting really good at this! While I am really proud to see them develop these skills, and love my bartered goodies, it leaves me in the red, so any donations are always welcome.

I am still on the hunt for young photographers and young reporters who would like to document our markets, awards and workshops. We now have pretty regular radio and TV slots and a great online reach so it has the potential to be a fabulous platform.

I would like to say a massive thank you to:

Longbeach Mall for hosting us, so great to be warm and dry in the winter months!

The V&A Waterfront for hosting us on Youth Day

Rotary for their ongoing support and encouragement

Cape Talk and Cape TV for their coverage

All the children and parents who lend a hand, particularly Robert, Connor, Gabriel, King, Benson and Leigh who help with tables, banners, lifting and so forth.

All the shoppers for their patronage and words of encouragement.

PMM is a safe space for children to learn and experiment. #Everyoneiswelcome

As always any suggestions, feedback, new venues and sponsorship are most welcome. I am in urgent need of volunteers to help with the outreach children, both one-off and regular monthly helpers. Drop me a line at linda@livelightly.co.za or 0833840590. Please remember to click “Follow” on this blog to receive updates and follow us on Facebook for more regular info as well as photos of events. P_lease note this is an “after hours” project to I can only respond in the evenings and weekends.

Young Entrepreneurs Pocket Money Market which is an NPO offering free training and running markets for children up to 16 years old. We aim to provide an environment that nurtures a spirit of entrepreneurship and a safe space to experiment and learn while earning an income. Our motto is EARN, LEARN & HAVE FUN! All children are welcome and those who need start up support are welcome to apply. We will assist them with a plan, funding for their first round of raw materials and transport as well as actual “manufacture” and the financial and marketing basics they need.
Those wishing to join can apply for a stall via the links above and will need to send in a pre market advert. There are some POS requirements and an accounting sheet to complete. All traders fulfilling these requirements get a certificate of participation and we have an “Entrepreneur of the Day” award at each event. Once a term we have an awards event with a variety of categories and an Entrepreneur of the Term too.