The colours, textures of small businesses in the iconic bush. No. 1 in the Series on Small Businesses
The Pfunanani (Xi Tsonga for “lets help each other”) Enterprise Development Project works with small and micro enterprises in select villages in the iconic bush.
This dance troupe is located in the village of Utah (GPS coordinates: -24.70 latitude, 31.44 longitude), near Gowrie Gate (www.sabisand.co.za/ssw-access.html). The troupe often performs for guests at lodges in the Sabi Sand, showcasing traditional dances and songs.
Eager and adventuresome guests visiting the Sabi Sand Game Reserve are demanding a village experience where they actually go out into the villages and experience the vibe. Working together with lodges in the Sabi Sand, this businesses, known as Bekaamqalayo (which means, “watch the one who provokes you”) Cultural Renaissance, will be included in village tours.
The owner of the business, is a singer and story teller with extensive knowledge of the history of the village and its surrounding areas. The village of Utah is one of the last villages in South Africa, before Mozambique. The Kruger National Park, (www.krugerpark.com) separates the two.