Hombaze African Cuisine, the foremost African restaurant group in South Africa, is proud to announce that it has opened the first authentic African Cuisine restaurant in Sandton City, one of the largest retail complexes on the African continent in June. This will be the first restaurant to serve authentic African cuisine in Africa’s richest square mile and a half mall. Located in the Legacy Corner section of the Complex, Homebasz African Cuisine, which was established in 2003 by Kenn Ayere, the founder of the Hombaze Group who has been in the forefront of promoting traditional African meals in South Africa.
Ayere, a former Bureau Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Southern Africa, expressed delight at the development as Sandton City is the busiest mall in the country and a tourist attraction to visitors. He identified a need to provide authentic African meals in this particular place as it’s a hub of South African tourism with attractions such as the Mandela square, where the towering statue of global icon Nelson Mandela is located.
The precinct also hosts the Top-ranking hotels in the country, so what better way to showcase Africa’s culture and history through expression of cuisine in this area? Hombaze was set up in 2003 to promote traditional African cuisines and to provide Africans and tourists local delicacies in upmarket environments and this mission is transparent through its selective locations of the restaurants. The Pretoria branch is located in the heart of diplomatic mission houses and also near the popular union buildings which also has a number of Hotels and BnBs around the area, serving as the perfect vantage point to serve this curious market. The Sandton branch, located in the Parkmore area also further extends this mission, serving authentic African food in the business district.
Chinese, French, Italians, Portuguese, Greeks and others have exported their meals to virtually all parts of the world. Why should African meals be found mostly in run down parts of town, indecent places and served in unhygienic environments, Ayere asked. While commending the Legacy management, Ayere said being granted a retail space in the prestigious complex, confirms the acceptability of the brand in the country, explaining that Africa has the best meals compared to the offerings from other continents. He appealed to the Nigerian government to ease the exportation of raw food items to South Africa, to meet the needs of the increasing population of Nigerians in the country and assist African food chains succeed in business.
Hombaze African Cuisine had been honoured by the Nigerian Tourism Development Commission under Otunba
Gbenga Runsewe for promoting Nigerian cuisine in the diaspora as well as the South African government for being an entity owned by a foreign national, that is contributing to national development, among others. Also amongst its endless list of accolades, the Hombaze brand was honoured to be featured as a representative of African Cuisine during Africa day on Radio 2000. To top it up, a recent feature on the sports segment of Supersport, Hombaze showcased its meals to a live audience of more than 1,5million viewers on that particular segment. For 15 years now, the Hombaze brand has proved to survive the continuous change of time and also has put all efforts to ensure it continues to adopt and spread the gospel of Africa through serving authentic fresh and healthy African cuisine.
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