Matawi Mead: Great for your Palate and the Planet

The Origins of Mead

Popular Culture Revival Archaeological finds attest to the fact that many ancient cultures around the world once regularly indulged in the alcoholic honey beverage ‘mead’. You may recognize the name, since mead is enjoying somewhat of a resurgence, owing to its...

Women in Business: MATAWI

2016, at the height of the worst drought Cape Town, had experienced in centuries, entrepreneur Khanya Mncwabe and friends gathered and considered what they could do to alleviate pressure on the water while meeting a customer need.   And so MATAWI was born, an...

Nokukhanya Mncwabe On Resilience

Nokukhanya Mncwabe was a self-described “roll-up your sleeves” hustler, a multitasking consultant working across the Africa. Mncwabe decided to channel her energy and passion for the continent into reviving an ancient “drink of the gods” for a new generation. Mncwabe...

Notes on a Mead-up

On the 28th of October 2020, members of the South African Mead Masters Association (SAMMA) were privileged to showcase their respective offerings to an illustrious group of Cape Town beverage connoisseurs, who converged at the specialist wine and food pairing venue,...