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KTV MARKET IS 10! (article first published : 2005-07-7)

Ten years later and KTV Market Day is still going strong and still attracting thousands of budding entrepreneurs across the South African spectrum. Launched in 1996, KTV Market Day has always been a labour of love and September 3 will see one of the most anticipated days in the young people’s calendar being celebrated once again in six different regions.

Helen Smit, General Manager of KTV, is extremely proud and protective of the brand and what it has managed to achieve thus far: “KTV Market Day keeps proving to us year after year that kids have an abundance of talent that needs nurturing” she says. “In the current employment environment, it’s vital that kids know that they hold the power to shape and control their futures and not have to rely on someone else giving them a job. It gives me great pleasure that 10 years later the market is still growing strong and that we’ve had kids that have had great success with their little businesses”

KTV acknowledges the support of all previous participants and their parents whose efforts ensure the event is a success.

No-one could be prouder of KTV Market Day than Aubrey Brooks, KTV Market Day Durban co-ordinator who has worked on Market Day since its inception and watched not only his own and other regions grow with each passing year. “Looking back over the years it makes me immensely proud when I realize that KTV Market Day has really captured the essence and spirit of the youth of South Africa. For over the last 10 years I’ve seen children from all walks of life not only grow physically but in stature as they come to the realization that they truly have an important role to play in their future and the future of our great country.”

Realizing the importance of sharing with those less fortunate, the market has always been open to at least one charity to sell their wares as well. In Johannesburg the Twilight Kids always have a stall and last year impressed with their beaded Christmas Tree Balls to the extent that KTV put in an order for its year-end corporate gifts. Every Market Day in Durban, Aubrey Brooks organises a tea station for street children. He buys the refreshments for them and lets them run with it and whatever they make they keep.

Realizing the importance of sharing with those less fortunate, the market has always been open to at least one charity to sell their wares as well. In Johannesburg the Twilight Kids always have a stall and last year impressed with their beaded Christmas Tree Balls to the extent that KTV put in an order for its year-end corporate gifts. Every Market Day in Durban, Aubrey Brooks organises a tea station for street children. He buys the refreshments for them and lets them run with it and whatever they make they keep.

This year’s KTV Market Day is on September 3. Further information from publicist KTV Tanya van Agthoven on 082 747 9738 or e-mail: tva_pr@global.co.za or co-ordinator Aubrey Brooks on 083 754 9280.




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