Bar school a first of its kind for Bfn

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The founder of Clazzique Bar School and Clazzique Academy, Fezeka Judith Mavuso.

Fezeka Judith Mavuso, who hails from Gqeberha and has lived in Bloemfontein since 1999, has opened a bar school called Clazzique Bar School. It is the first of its kind in the city.

“People in the Free State have to travel to places such as Joburg and Cape Town to get the skills and I want to bring everything home. The Bar School focuses on short courses, such as a five-day Master class and Mixologist course,” she explained.

Mavuso, who holds a B-Tech degree in Food Service Management, has 20 years’ experience in the industry. She worked at an academic institution as a junior lecturer and that’s when she realised that teaching and working with students was her passion. “When I lost my job in 2019, the only thing I wanted to do was to have my own school and share my knowledge and skills that I have I acquired throughout the years.”

Mavuso also recently opened Clazzique Academy, which is an accredited Hospitality Management private college based in Bloemfontein. The Academy is a 100% black female-owned company and it opened its doors in January 2022 for the first intake of students. “Our target market is students who have completed matric and have a passion for the hospitality and tourism industry, SMMEs that would like to improve their skills, employers who would like to upskill their employees, and anyone who is interested in the industry.”

For more info, contact Mavuso at info@clazziqueacademy.co.za, or on 069 218 0545/081 063 2633. Visit their website at www.clazziqueacademy.co.za.

Justine Fortuin 

justine@mahareng.co.za