BVFBA & KALTA members take a break in Durban

A well-deserved vacation

Liquor traders from Vosloorus and Katlehong took a well-deserved vacation to Durban to take a break from the daily duties of running their businesses.

Members from BVFBA and KALTA visited Durban during the off-peak period in January for four days of rest and relaxation and to revitalise their energy levels for the working year ahead. What better way to do that than relaxing on the beach, visiting uShaka Marine World, dining in beautiful restaurants and riding the waves?

Our members departed from Park Station on the evening of 20 January, using Intercape Bus Services. We had a short stop at Montrose in Harrismith in order to stretch our legs and buy refreshments in the early hours of the morning.

Mr Dumisane Myeza, also a business owner in Vosloorus, said, “Our members came to Durban to relieve ourselves from exhaustion as we work hard every day.”

We arrived in Durban on Monday 21 January and checked into the Oceanic Hotel and had breakfast. There was a briefing about our programme and schedule for the duration of our stay at the coast. We were also welcomed by Mr Moyo, the general manager of the Oceanic Hotel.


I personally interviewed some of our members to find out what motivated them to take a vacation and their reasons for taking a break during the off-peak period and leaving their businesses running in Gauteng.

Mrs Sibongile Mbokoda, who runs her business in Vosloorus Ext 28, said, “We are working hard in our businesses and we needed to take time off to rest and refresh so that when we go back, we will be fully energised.”

Mr Dumisane Myeza, also a business owner in Vosloorus, said, “Our members came to Durban to relieve ourselves from exhaustion as we work hard every day.”

Thembi Mnguni said that ever since the establishment of the association, they had never had an opportunity to take a break from their daily duties and they all felt that this was the right time to take a vacation.

Our members also enjoyed the presentation by First Leisure, who visited us at the hotel, and told us about their holiday system that offers affordable holiday packages. A highlight of our trip was definitely our visit to Eyadini Lounge in Umlazi, where we enjoyed the music, meals and beverages. Our members are all looking forward to many more holidays together.