South Africa’s culinary community is mourning the closure of Emazulwini.

Emazulwini was a celebrated restaurant owned by chef Mmabatho Molefe.

This modern Zulu-inspired eatery, known for its dedication to Nguni cuisine and South African ingredients, opened its doors in 2020 at the V&A Waterfront’s Makers Landing.

Molefe, facing job loss during the pandemic, saw this venture as an opportunity to share her story as a black, young Zulu woman. Despite successfully earning the title of African Restaurant of the Year at the 4th annual Luxe Restaurant Awards in 2022 and Molefe being recognized as a “hospitality pioneer” on The World’s 50 Best’s 50 Next list, Emazulwini announced its closure on February 25.

Molefe, in a heartfelt Instagram post, expressed gratitude for the growth, collaborations, and the chance to serve patrons. As the doors close, Emazulwini leaves an indelible mark on the dining scene, promising a special collaboration lineup for its last Sunday lunch.

Emazulwini Restaurant closure Impacts South Africa’s Culinary Community

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