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Jozi family wows Sowetans with extravagant African dishes

A family of Johannesburg cooks is spreading their love for fine dining experiences through their family-run catering and events company.   Sibu Nyembe (30), together with his family of avid cooks, founded Nitrogen Events Organisers in 2014 to merge elements of fine dining with...

Coffee shop owner wants to keep the spirit of Ubuntu alive

Nonjabulo Nzuza’s biggest culinary achievement to date is opening and successfully running her own coffee shop, Sweet & Savoury Café. In her cosy café in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, she bakes delectable cakes...

Self-taught cook turns her food blog into a viable business

Food blogger and self-taught cook Vanessa Dossi was sceptical when her followers encouraged her to host cooking classes and cater. This nudge was just what she needed, however, and today the...

Metjie turned her food hobby into a business

Four years ago, Metjie Shongwe decided to turn her food hobby into a booming business. Her budget-friendly recipe posts on social media have reached thousands of people on Facebook, leaving most...

Former waitress becomes a successful chef

Unaty Daniel has chased a number of careers, but in the end it was food and cooking that stole her heart. The 37-year-old from King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape...

Leigh-Ann Modise’s culinary career starts off at a gallop

Fresh out of college and at just 22, Leigh-Ann Modise is already making waves in the culinary world. Besides cooking for a number of dignitaries, she’s worked as an assistant chef...

Cooking was part of God’s plan

Karabo Phiri had a business science degree in hand with plans of becoming an economist, but her love for food and obsession with Asian cuisine redirected her to the culinary world. “This...

Young cook chasing her culinary and teaching dreams

Nothing can stop the fiery determination of Kamogelo Maleka. The 24-year-old has her eyes dead set on achieving both her culinary and teaching dreams. Besides running her own catering business, she...

Radio presenter cooks to touch the lives of others

Although Lee Duru has been working in the broadcasting industry for years, she has taken to indulging her love of food and cooking on her social media profiles, to the delight...

Dynamic Chef Pholosho Matondolo making waves in the culinary world

As a pescatarian, Pholosho Matondolo may not eat any meat except fish, but she cooks up a mean pork stew! Matondolo grew up in Seshego township in Polokwane in Limpopo Province. She...

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Inland fisheries policy ‘can only work if implemented’

The inland fishing communities of Mzansi are looking forward to the day they can legally make their living. They have welcomed cabinet's recent approval of the draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild-Capture Fisheries Policy as a first step towards decriminalising small-scale fishing from the country's rivers and dams. They fear, however, that it might be another five years before policy becomes reality at a local level.