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!
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.
I started Ebandleni soccer team to keep the youngsters off the streets. We currently play at Boksburg Stadium.
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.
This is our family business. Both of my parents retired and my siblings and I took over the running of the tavern.
The vibe at my tavern can’t be beaten. We watch television, play games of pool and enjoy our drinks around the braai!
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.
As tavern owners, we know that serving alcohol comes with great responsibility and being a responsible trader includes taking responsibility for those we serve.