Mjabeng's Place

Mjake's Place

Owner of Mjake's Place in Tembisa, Mjabeng Mkhize and her employee.

Mjake’s Place has been around for the last 22 years. The jazzy tavern, opened by Mjabeng Mkhize after she lost her job as a pharmacist, was started when she converted one of her living rooms into a shebeen.

The tavern offers comfortable seating with contemporary décor and it is the ultimate venue for anyone who enjoys a stylish surrounding. It is a great place to go for a drink, especially since there are very few other taverns in the area that offer the same exclusivity.

Mkhize says that over the years she has seen her business grow from a humble and small shebeen, where she used to stock a few crates of beer, into becoming a reputable tavern which now sells a huge quantity of liquor.

Mjake’s Place has been around for the last 22 years. The jazzy tavern, opened by Mjabeng Mkhize after she lost her job as a pharmacist, was started when she converted one of her living rooms into a shebeen.

 “When I was born, my mother was running a shebeen, and I went to school supported by the money generated from a shebeen. Also, my children are in college, their fees paid by the shebeen money. I believe in hard work and focusing on my strengths! That’s why, today I am the most successful tavern owner in my area” says Mkhize.