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Waiter tickles taste buds with ‘Afro lunch boxes’


Waiter tickles taste buds with ‘Afro lunch boxes’

For Floyd Dhliwayo, the Covid-19 lockdown inspired an innovative catering business

Senior reporter

A waiter has bounced back from lockdown unemployment and poverty to launch SA’s first “Afripolitan” lunch-box service — low-cost meals for those who can’t afford expensive restaurants or just want a taste of home.

Floyd Dhliwayo, a Zimbabwean who previously worked as a waiter in Johannesburg, said he hit an all-time low during lockdown when he lost his job and was stuck at home with zero income.

He decided if he couldn’t serve food, he would make it and try to earn a living using his knowledge of the restaurant trade. His quick-hit idea landed him a spot in a food incubator accelerator programme run by the Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront at its new Maker’s Landing facility...

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