Cape Town shisanyama reignites despite Covid-19 dousing the flames
With help from Diageo SA, Sindile Kama and many others in the hospitality industry are turning things around
Despite seeing his turnover drop to 20% and having to halve his staff complement due to the negative economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, a Cape Town shisanyama owner is determined to keep the flames blazing.
Like many business owners, Sindile Kama, owner of 50 on Gugs, situated in Gugulethu, has had to make drastic changes to his business model to allow him to keep operating.
“Covid has really messed me up. Of the 30 staff we had employed we ended up with about 16 people because the fact is, Covid killed business, the feet walking in, the regulations that government gave us – all of that combined deterred people from visiting us.” ..