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NTHA Tavern Reviews

Thom's Tavern

Owner: Nomia Selepe

Organisation: NTHA

Location: 24532 Metsing Street, Ext 3, KwaThema, Springs

I encourage my patrons to stop drinking before they reach the stage of intoxication. I also don’t allow my staff to sell alcohol to underage patrons.

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I became a tavern trader in order to support my family and to become self-sufficient

What challenges do you face in this industry?

My challenge is the armed robberies. Trading in liquor is risky as the criminals know that you have cash in your business and the liquor stock that we keep is worth a lot of money too so we become easy targets for these criminals.

How do you encourage your patrons to drink responsibly?

I encourage my patrons to stop drinking before they reach the stage of intoxication. I also don’t allow my staff to sell alcohol to underage patrons.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, it is important to me to continually improve and upgrade my business in every way so I am always on the lookout for ways that I can improve the way I operate my business which includes the systems that I use in the day-to-day running of the tavern.

Queen’s Place

Owner: Queen Motaung

Organisation: NTHA

Location: 9659 Ngubeni Street, KwaThema, Springs

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I started trading in liquor in 1991. I remember buying two cases of beer from the bottle store in my area and then reselling them separately.

What challenges do you face in this industry?

My main challenge are the patrons who abuse alcohol. I try to overcome this challenge by not serving drunk patrons but there are always those that drink to get drunk and then harass other patrons, especially if they know that they won’t be served anymore.

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

My tavern is better because I make sure that my prices are affordable. My location is also nearby to my patrons’ homes and easy to walk to. I have also created a lovely atmosphere where my patrons can relax, watch live soccer or their favourite soap opera or listen to some jazz or RnB hits.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I would like to start serving a full menu in the near future and possibly start hosting my own events like a jazz festival day, which I am sure will bring feet through the doors.