KASI FLAVOUR LEAVES PEOPLE LICKING FINGERS AT THE BUSINESS FAIR
By: Londiwe Gumede
The Durban Business Fair that took place from the 16-21 September at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre gave an opportunity to township entrepreneurs to show what their businesses have to offer.
The annual exhibition gave township entrepreneurs the opportunity to show how they make a living. Township entrepreneurs showed off what every true township has to offer, and that is a welcoming and chilled Shisa Nyama.
People were enticed by the smells that filled the air as meat was roasted over braai stands. The atmosphere was chilled, with soft music in the background and hearty appetites keeping the servers from the Shisa Nyamas on their feet.
Tate’s Kasi Grill owned by Tate Mchunu, was one of the Shisa Nyamas that catered for the visitors. Tates Kasi Grill is located in Clermont where they have made a name for themselves as the best when it comes to their extraordinary sauces and pap.
Pam Soni, a customer said, “Though I’m not a big fan of this type of food, I really enjoyed this meal,” as she dug into her plate. The Kasi Grill menu was succinct and affordable, with nothing more expensive than twenty rand.
“The turnout was what we expected because people usually come to Shisa Nyamas later on in the day,” added Mchunu.
The speed at which Shisa Nyamas have grown in the townships around Durban is astonishing; the township atmosphere brings even prominent people to chill and host big events in these spots.