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Manual Tackles EducationThe Stellenzicht Secondary School in Jamestown will be a hive of activity for young entrepreneurs when the bi-annual Rachel's Angels Market Day event is hosted there on Saturday 27 April.

The first event of its kind for the Jamestown community promises great entertainment and fun for the whole family.

The market day is the highlight of the annual calendar of the Media24 Rachel's Angels Empowerment Trust.

The trust, in partnership with the Stellenbosch University, runs a mentorship programme that teams grade 11 and 12 pupils from schools in the Western Cape with student-mentors from the university.

On the day of the market, pupils and mentors who have been hard at work to prepare and implement a business plan to develop their entrepreneurial skills, will put together stalls with something for everyone.

These include fresh fruit and vegetables, face painting for children, a variety of games and food stalls as well as handmade products.

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THRONGS of visitors are expected to converge on the Rachel's Angels Market Day when entrepreneurs from 20 schools will showcase their talents.

The bi-annual event will be held on Freedom Day, Saturday 27 April, at Stellenzicht Secondary School in Jamestown, Stellenbosch. Among the schools participating are Grassdale High and Silverstream Secondary schools.

Grassdale High pupils have been working on their concept for the past six months. They will be selling jewellery and temporary tattoos.

Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:00

NEWSMAKER: RACHEL JAFTA - City Press

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Newly appointed Media24 chairperson Professor Rachel Jafta. While reading for her doctorate, she mastered Italian in just six months. Picture: Michael Hammond

From picking and selling apricots in the Boland, Rachel Jafta is now soaring.

There was a time when Rachel Jafta cut apricots in a fruit factory in Tulbagh, Western Cape. It was a long time ago, but she remembers it well.

Working during holidays and night shifts, that's how this child of the Boland scraped the cents together for her economics degree: oneapricot after the other. Years later, she was back at that factory – as a director of the Langeberg Co-operative. "That was quite an experience for me. I was humbled because that's where I had started . . ."

Full circle.

When the Media24 board announced last Wednesday that Professor Rachel Jafta is its new chairperson, it was full circle for her again.

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