Sarah’s Something out of Nothing
Sarah Mahlangu opened her business in 1989 and it’s been growing strong ever since.
“I was unemployed and didn’t want to sit under a tree and sing the unemployment song with other unemployed people. So I approached the other jobless people to start something out of nothing with me.”
But only two elderly people joined her.
“They wanted to run away when they heard my plans of picking up old plastic bags and making something out of them. They thought I was crazy.”
She then went on her own and took Something out of Nothing where it is today.
Sarah creates Ndebele themed crafts for tourists, and tries to preserve original and irreplaceable artifacts in an effort to protect the Ndebele cultural heritage.
She has also created work and jobs for other local unemployed women.
The venue can be used for weddings, parties, meetings or just daily outings. There is also a guesthouse that can accommodate 24 people. You can also rent traditional clothes and buy traditional African souvenirs made into something out of nothing.
Something out of Nothing, including the bar, is open from Monday to Saturday from 08:00-17:00 but stays open until late on demand and on Sundays.
For more information, call Sarah on 082 939 5492 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to www.mobserver.co.za to watch a video of what Something out of Nothing has to offer.