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Lethu Tshabangu

Starting A Business

Lethu Tshabangu shares his recipe on how to master brewing craft beer.

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Lethu Tshabangu is a self taught brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx. Lethu's beer has been voted in Top 10 Beers in SA (out of 200+ entries). Ukhamba opened its own brewery in 2017, and formed a partnership with Devil's Peak Brewing Company in 2019. Ukhamba opened its brewery in the V&A Waterfront in December 2020.


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About This Recipe


Starting a business is fun, exciting and filled with promise. Entrepreneurs often feel like they're on top of the world, launching one the most exciting journey of their lives. Lethu Tshabangu shares his own origin story and the early days of his inspirational startup. However, there have been crazy tough times - and Lethu provides some beautiful anecdotes of how he coped with the inevitable challenges. Here are ten bites of tasty early business goodness. 

What You'll Learn


Lethu Tshabangu’s passion for craft beer comes from humble beginnings. He developed a taste for brewing in his early years of working in the hospitality industry.

In this recipe, you will learn about some of the challenges this Khayelitsha-based businessman has faced to get to where he is today. He launched Ukhamba Beerworx with his own microbrewery and taproom in the suburb of Woodstock. But he soon realised that running a brewery is no easy task. His story of resilience and positivity serves as a reminder of the effort we owe our goals. Lethu is a Heavy Chef through and through.


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Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


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This entrepreneurial micro-course will take you only a few minutes per day (or you can binge if you want to). Feel free to skip around and please let us know what you think. 

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