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.
A tavern is a vey lucrative business to operate in Jozini so I have no complaints!
The vibe at my tavern can’t be beaten. We watch television, play games of pool and enjoy our drinks around the braai!
As tavern owners, we know that serving alcohol comes with great responsibility and being a responsible trader includes taking responsibility for those we serve.
I am very lucky to be in an area where there are only five taverns in operation so my business is always thriving. I am also grateful to be able to offer employment to my three employees.
It was my late husband’s tavern which I inherited after his passing in August of 2016. My husband started it so we could have a family business but he was killed after he responded to a robbery at our tavern.
However, with the new JMC Vigus, we finally feel like we have found a real contender for a bakkie to replace the stalwarts in the market at the moment.
This is our family business. Both of my parents retired and my siblings and I took over the running of the tavern.
We drink spirits with water and ice so we can pace ourselves. I make sure that there is always water and ice buckets available to patrons at my tavern.
We have volunteers who patrol our community every night to keep us safe and they stop by my tavern on their patrols to get a warm cup of tea or coffee.