'Mzansi', is a lively and famous restaurant in the Langa township near Cape Town. Visits on foot with young local guides end with a meal and fun at Mzansi. A great way to safely introduce visitors to the daily life of the community, traditional African food and music.
Mrs. Nomonde uses her restaurant business success to inspire and assist people in need in her community. She is an example and a beacon of hope for many.
In 2018, Nomonde was made aware of a metastatic breast cancer... and in 2020 the restaurant business came to a complete stop due to the virus situation.
The only way to get urgent, quality medical attention was to turn to costly private healthcare... unthinkable for anyone living in a township.
With no revenue, even a successful business burns cash fast and there was no way Nomonde's family could pay for treatment.
So ACT stepped in.
Mzansi restaurant was the dream of Nomonde's mother, opening in 2008 to serve delicious traditional African cuisine to showcase the country’s diverse cultures and tastes and provide local jobs.
As one of the only thriving businesses in Langa, Nomonde and her family help the local community with free meals and support children's day care centres. Sabu, one of Nomonde's sons, takes tourists on guided tours through the township. True family entrepeneurship !
In late 2018, after discovering her condition - an invasive breast cancer - the 'standard' treatment at Cape Town's Groote Schuur public hospital consisted in 6 chemotherapy treatments and... painkillers.
Her condition worsened with metastases in the spine, liver and brain. When we visited Nomonde in 2019, we discovered the extent of the damage.
Costly World-Class private treatment and equipment are within just 15' drive from Langa...but not available to those without private insurance.