Meet our New Contributors ~ It’s About to Go Down!

Hey guys! Please join me to welcome these two lovely ladies, Ziyanda Palesa Tutu (pictured below) and Tshimu Leeuw.


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For a while now I felt that the blog was drifting away from its main purpose i.e. showcasing traditional dishes, people and culture.  The focus was more on new products getting into the market.  That is not a bad thing, however, that’s not what makes this blog different.   It happens, life takes over and the blog was loses its authenticity and rawness.   You know you’ve deviated when your readers continue to comment on posts written 3 or 4 years ago.

My dream is to have a contributor representing each part of the Sub Saharan.  This is a platform for us to tell our stories and showcase our country, the food, drink, people, lifestyle and culture.

I think South Africa is an incredible country.  I continue to be reminded of that every time I visit another province or town.  Our food is different and the world is interested in knowing all about it.  The more voices and stories shared, the merrier.   They will also be adding some of that the blog is known for.


Have a look at Ziyanda and Tshimu’s profiles here.  Let’s show them some love!




Tshimu Leeuw

About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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