Nhlanhla’s Place

Meet the people of Spotong

Wattsville, Benoni
Owner: Nhlanhla Moloi

How long have you been running your business?

I have been running my business for eight years now from my home. Over the years I have managed to renovate the house to accommodate the business. I started selling a few cases a week and now I have a full catalogue of products on offer. We now have a full kitchen as well and sell food like pap and stews and fast foods.

In this series of reviews we introduce you to the tavern owners that make a difference. Meet Nhlanhla Moloi from Wattsville, Benoni.

Do you run your business alone?

Yes, I am the sole owner of the business, but I also have a manager, Desmond Moleko, who runs my business. My son is also hands on.

How do you handle difficult clients?

I generally just talk calmly to them and get them to understand the situation they are putting me in. Luckily I have never had a situation spiral out of control. I also have cameras on site, just in case.

How do you keep business booming?

I sometimes host promotions for brands. We often bring out DJs and have real party nights for the patrons. The patrons enjoy this and it makes my stock sell quicker. Recently we launched one of Savannah’s new flavours, with artists and DJs. That was great.

What are your top-selling brands?

Gordon’s gin and J&B are my top selling brands. From the beers, it is Hansa and Castle Lite.

How do you give back to the community?

We donate money to church, and also help with burial costs for poor people who can’t bury their families. We help them out with cooking equipment and transportation.