BVFBA Tavern Reviews

Meet the BVFBA Tavern owners

Larry’s Tavern

Owner: Larry Nogqala

Organisation: BVFBA

Location: 3053 Nape Street, Ext 8, Rockville

How did you get into the tavern trade?

My challenge is that my tavern is becoming far too small.

I started my tavern in 1996 with just a few cases of beer. I was permanently employed but decided to leave my job and opted to take a package and start working for myself.

What challenges do you face in this industry?

My challenge is that my tavern is becoming far too small. I serve so many patrons now after all these years and the numbers keep growing so it’s time to renovate and expand.

What sets your tavern apart from the rest of the taverns in your area?

The bond that I share with my patrons. There are many but I know every single person that has supported my business. I also serve a great menu which includes my popular fish and chips and my tavern has its own winning soccer team – The Pure Stars.


How do you give back to your community?

Each December, I buy food hampers for seven less fortunate households in our area. I also purchase soccer balls for the kids in our community to play with.

Dumi’s Place

Owner: Dumisane Myeza

Organisation: BVFBA

Location: 733 Umsimbithi Drive, Ext 5, Ponong, Vosloorus

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I started many years ago selling from my home but on a very small scale. As demand grew, I borrowed money from my family members to expand and that is how my tavern was started.

What challenges do you face in this industry?

I sometimes struggle with the demand from my customers because I have many customers to serve and my business is still growing! I am also short of equipment to serve such a large crowd but I am slowly building my tavern up.

What sets your tavern apart from other taverns in your area?

The vibe that my tavern offers patrons is the best and my patrons keep on coming back because they love that vibe. I also serve a great menu which includes ox liver and fish and chips.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I would like to change my business from a tavern to a bottle store and be the main supplier to the smaller taverns in my area.