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New prod­ucts to look out for, plus restau­rant owner Sithem­biso Ndashe’s in­spir­ing story

How did you break into the restau­rant busi­ness?

I’ve al­ways been in love with good food and host­ing. And over the years, I no­ticed a lack of South African food restau­rants in sub­ur­ban ar­eas. Al­though in mar­ket­ing at the time, I saw the po­ten­tial to start some­thing. So, I merged my pas­sion for food and mar­ket­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to es­tab­lish Ndash. Based in Midrand, Ndash is all about cook­ing South African dishes with a twist.

What is your top-sell­ing dish?

Our sig­na­ture dish is pork trot­ters (aman­qina).

What is your great­est achieve­ment?

The brand Ndash, and how it has evolved over the years. It started out as a pop-up food stand in 2013, and is now a restau­rant that also of­fers cater­ing ser­vices.

Who in­spires you?

My fa­ther; he was a hard worker. Ad­di­tion­ally, I’ve taken ev­ery good thing I can learn from ev­ery­one around me.

Where to from here?

I would love to get into tele­vi­sion as I be­lieve that we have a lot of con­tent as South Africans. It is time we shared with the world our unique and beau­ti­ful South African food.

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