Dimakatso & Floyd - Swa Vilankulu Catering & Decor

Dimakatso & Floyd’s story

Dimakatso: I volunteered for our local community radio station AlexFM for years, without salary or wages. I used to cook and do events out of love. Everybody loved my food and services so that’s why I decided to start my own business.

Floyd: I saw a need in our community, to bring services to our people.

The impact of COVID and the looting

Our business is small. and based in Alexandra Township. It depends on the clients having functions. The pandemic has negatively affected us as we lost so much revenue, because our clients had to ask for refunds when we couldn’t hold functions.

While we were still worrying about the pandemic and how to recover, the civil unrest protest and looting struck us. We lost much of our life savings. We are not selling anything that we can generate funds from. We have two guys that work part-time, which has a negative impact on them as well.

We have four children and with the money made from hiring equipment or bookings we pay schools fees, transport and buy food.

Below is a photo of the storage units where their equipment (chairs, cutlery, serving dishes, crockery) was stored, which was either damaged or stolen.

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How you can help?

They need assistance with replacing the equipment that they lost:

  • 50 Gold rim chairs
  • 50 Phoenix chairs
  • 20 Retro chairs
  • 200 Under-plates
  • 10 Chafing dishes
  • 40 forks, 30 spoons, 20 knives

Below are photos of the stylish equipment that they had and classy functions that they organised.

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