South African Black Celebrities That Own Restaurants. The restaurant industry is not an easy industry to venture into as a black person as it requires a lot financial capital in order to acquire the resources needed. However, some Black celebrities have managed to go against the odds and managed to establish their own restaurants and build sustainable businesses, below are some of the restaurants that are owned by South African black celebrities.
Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa is a South African recording artist, DJ, record producer and businessman. Having been in the music industry for over 26 years, Oskido has reached a prominent status in the South African music industry, more-so in popular youth culture. He established Daruma in 2019 and he has made sure to grow the business to where it is today. Oskido is also serious about expanding his business knowledge to further expand his businessses as he has gone back to business school.
Maps Maponyane’s Buns Out
Masego “Maps” Maponyane is a South African television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voice over artist, philanthropist and business entrepreneur. Maponyane is the founder of Buns Out, which is a burger restaurant in that aims to serve the freshest burgers. The company has managed to expand over the last few years as it has franchises in Linden, Norwood and Rosebank.
Mapaseka Koetle’s Gorge Restaurant
Mapaseka Koetla is an South African actress. She is known for her role as Dintle Nyathi in South African soap drama television series Scandal. Koetle along with her husband founded Gorge Restaurant and this has managed to grow her entrepreneurial aspirations as she has also launched her fashion brand called Uzuri Secrets.
The Ranakas’ Lapeng La Ranaka
The Ranaka family is a best known for its reality TV show that airs on Mzansi Magic. The family has managed to utilise its fame and established its own eatery in Leondale where customers can be served by the family. The family is also serving inspiration to other black families so that they can also build family businesses that will carry on the legacy of the family.