𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐢𝐛𝐨𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲
Vusi Mokoena is a local entrepreneur from Kayamandi, Stellenbosch. In August 2021, Vusi launched Mavusana Rooibos Tea. He realised that although a lot of people knows what Rooibos is, it is generally undermarketed. He saw a new opportunity to develop his own fresh brand that is marketed in an exciting new way.
He partnered with a leading Rooibos manufacturer to develop a high-quality, strong-tasting blend of Rooibos tea. His brand was also recently nominated in the inaugural Top 16 youth-owned brands awards (YOBA) in South Africa, where they were acknowledged as the second runners-up.
From humble beginnings, to a dream, to an established brand that today provides income opportunities for salespeople, packers, and distributors!
“It is remarkable to meet such a passionate young person who is doing so much to stimulate economic activity in our region. On behalf of the Stellenbosch Council, I wish you well with your future endeavours. May Mavusana continue to grow from strength to strength,” said Mayor Gesie van Deventer when she met Mokoena for a cuppa. Mavusana ™ is now stocked and sold at various establishments in and around Stellenbosch, including the Stelkor Pharmacy, the CoCreate Hub Stellenbosch, Magnolia Guest House and Mont Angelis Guest House. There are also several other outlets across the country.
Van Deventer and Mokoena sat down for a cup of tea and the Mayor congratulated him on his remarkable journey thus far. Mavusana ™ tea is most definitely Mayor-approved.