A little bit about us

In September 2007 Jenny Marcus had yet another bright idea, and opened a shop in Norwood, Johannesburg. Situated on the well-known Grant Ave, The Lamp Post now occupies two properties, offers a diversity of goods and services for sale or hire, and has already featured in both ‘Woman and Home’ and “Oprah’ magazines. Because of its core focus on the value of individuals, it is a place where you will find more than that which you were looking for!


How we help the community

Supports NGO's

We buy much of our stock from various charity sources such as Hospice S.A, Bus factory and various craft projects.

Community Forum

Our community is very important to us, and that is why we see ourselves as a forum for community dialogue.

Community Service

We are proud to provid the platform that allows us to serve as a drop-off point for stew for the St Luke’s stew kitchen.


Meet the people that make us great!

Ethel Dube


Manageress of ‘The Lamp Post”. Ethel has worked with Jenny since the shop’s inception and finds working with the wide range of people who come into ‘The Lamp Post’ particularly rewarding.

Costa Bailey

Furniture Restoration

Costa worked as an artist in wire and bead work. He began at ‘The Lamp Post’ by helping with some general maintenance, and is now involved in restoring furniture.