SALTA Tavern Reviews

Meet the SALTA tavern owners.

Peter’s Tavern

Owner: Peter Kobola

Organisation: SALTA

Location: 1113 Block MM, Soshanguve

How did you get into the tavern trade?

Yes, I would like to save enough money to open a resort and incorporate my tavern into the resort.

I started my tavern in 1994 because I was unemployed. I started with very little stock and operated from my house. Since then, I have bought another stand next to my home and have separated my tavern and my home.

What challenges do you face in this industry?

Crime is the biggest challenge I face as a tavern owner. I have to be alert at all times to protect my staff and my patrons and my security has to be the same. In my tavern, my security searches every single person who walks through the door and that is non-negotiable.

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes, I would like to save enough money to open a resort and incorporate my tavern into the resort.

How do you give back to your community?

I try to help my community in any way that I can. In the past I have donated groceries and given cash donations to those in need.

DH Pub & Grill

Owner: Madumetja Degashu

Organisation: SALTA

Location: 1109 Block GG, Pamville Street, Soshanguve

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I started my tavern in 2014. I was already operating my tuckshop, which I started many years ago, but wanted to start another lucrative business. My tavern now operates next to my tuckshop. My tavern is currently operating as an off-sales and I am still extending the property to accept patrons. I will be fully operational and ready to accept lots of patrons this December.

What challenges do you face in this industry?

My challenge would be the by-laws and staying above board and following all of the liquor laws which are constantly changing. I want to remain compliant and can’t wait for my permit to be changed to a license.

How do you encourage your patrons to drink responsibly?

I educate them every chance that I get. I have signage stating that we do not sell liquor to pregnant women and to anyone who is already intoxicated. I also close very early so I can control their drinking in that way too.

How do you give back to your community?

I belong to a non-profit organisation, The Soshanguve Liquor Association, and we give back to the community by donating to all the creches in our area. In the future, we would like to start assisting vulnerable women.