I can deal with the challenges that running a tavern brings. My patrons know that I will issue a “red card” when any of them get unruly, disrespectful or drunk.
This business is always up and down. Sometimes you do well and sometimes you struggle.
My challenge is with the big suppliers. They make promises but don’t deliver on them.
My challenge is that my tavern is becoming far too small.
I started my tavern in 2001 and only operated for a few years when I decided to go back to work in 2005 because my children wanted to go to university.
Club 10 has assisted me with top-of-the-range signage which I am very grateful for. The signage makes a big difference because my tavern stands out from the rest.
My main challenge is the harassment that I face from the police on a regular basis. It is particularly bad in my area and it seems as if they target me.
A typical day at my tavern would be starting the day by preparing mogodu, Russians and fish and chips for my patrons.
My challenge is that it is very quiet during the week. I only get busy at month end and that makes it hard to make any profit.
Whenever there is a funeral in my community, I assist by providing transport, tents, chairs and pots and pans to make the load less for the grieving family.