SALTA Tavern Reviews

Vic’s Joint

Owner: Victor Mohobane

Organisation: SALTA

Location: 550039 Zone 3, Sebokeng, Vanderbijlpark

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I decided to open my own tavern in 1994. Times were changing and I wanted to work for myself and my family to ensure a sustainable income.

I decided to open my own tavern in 1994. Times were changing and I wanted to work for myself and my family to ensure a sustainable income. Business has been up and down since then but I am glad that I started all those years ago.

How do you encourage your patrons to drink responsibly?

I have a strict rule that only those over the age of 21 are allowed to drink in my tavern so it minimises any irresponsible drinking. I always make sure that there is water available to sip on in my tavern and I have an affordable menu which encourages my patrons to have a meal while they are drinking. I also have snacks on each table like peanuts to encourage eating.

What are your thoughts on the Liquor Amendment Bill?

In my opinion, with regards to the drinking age, only those over the age of 25 should be allowed to drink legally! That is the mature age where you can enjoy drinking responsibly and not allow it to overcome you. Regarding the smoking areas, I have made all of those changes in my tavern already so my business is compliant.


How do you give back to your community?

In many ways! I often donate money to schools in my area as kids always need something. When we have a funeral in the township, I allow the families to use my tables and chairs and open my tavern doors if they need the space.

Mamokhethi’s Place

Owner: Miriam Mokhethi

Organisation: SALTA

Location: 1527 Twayi Street, Evaton North, Vereeniging

How did you get into the tavern trade?

I started the tavern in November of 1998 with my late husband. I remember starting with only two cases of Hansa! At the time we just took a chance, not knowing that it would grow into what it is today. It is still growing and has become a family business which I can pass onto my own children one day.

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

The entertainment! I have the best music and we are known for being the best spot in the area to chill out and relax. We also treat our patrons with respect and they feel safe in the tavern. The vibe is always happy and I think those are the main reasons why we have so many regular patrons that we see on a daily basis. It feels like a home away from home. 

Do you have future plans for your tavern?

Yes. I would like to expand. I consider my tavern to be medium-sized at the moment but we are growing slowly and seeing more patrons than before. I want to create a bigger space so everyone will be comfortable but that “happy” vibe will always continue. 

How do you give back to your community?

My community and my customers know that they can approach me for ANYTHING! If someone is in need, I am there. Whether they need money or just simple advice, I can be counted on.