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KALTA Tavern Reviews

Nice Kitchen

Owner: Dieketseng Mofokeng

Organisation: KALTA

Location: 176 Mopedi Section, Ntshala Street, Katlehong

I love the people! My patrons and I share a special bond and it makes my trade worth it.

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I started trading in the late nineties. It was my mother’s tavern and I took over the family business after she had passed on. I am thankful that I was able to continue her legacy and I am grateful to God for everything, including my business, and that I am still here to enjoy this life.

What do you enjoy most about being a tavern owner?

I love the people! My patrons and I share a special bond and it makes my trade worth it. The other part that I enjoy is my soccer team. They are the best! We play against other taverns and often play in the Smirnoff Raga Bolo Tournament at the Huntersfield Stadium. I am very proud of my team.

How was business during the past holiday season?

Business was booming! It was the first time that I stayed open during the holiday season and I am surprised that it went so well. My place was packed and I planned well in advance so that I would have enough stock. From now on, I will continue to operate throughout the holiday season and will take a vacation later in the year.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes. My biggest dream that I would like to achieve by the time I reach the age of sixty, is to open a bottle store and become a distributor to other businesses. I am working very hard to achieve this goal!

Tseleng’s Inn

Owner: Tseleng Motsei

Organisation: KALTA

Location: 500 Phooko Section, Sontonga Street, Katlehong

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I was retrenched at work. I decided to start selling beers and applied for a tavern license in 1993. I started very small but quickly worked my way up and I have never looked back.

What challenges do you face in this industry?

My main challenge is my location. I am usually closed by 9pm as we don’t have lots of customers staying very late. I cater for the older crowd so perhaps that is the reason why but I prefer it that way as my tavern remains peaceful and a great place to enjoy your liquor responsibly.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I would definitely like to renovate and make my space a lot bigger. My future plan includes leaving my tavern to my children so they also have their own business to run one day.

How do you give back to your community?

Every year, I host a braai and feed my community members. That is my way of saying thank you and I can show them that I appreciate them and their support.