The Masiphakameni Women’s Group, meaning “let us rise” celebrated the culmination of a 3-month cooking training program 

facilitated by Food Jams/Jade de Waal during which they were taught to become professional and independent in the exciting cooking industry. Masiphakameni is a program developed by Embrace Dignity wherein women are supported in exiting their involvement in human trafficking. 

Their menu was created by each of the ladies and paired with Spier’s 21 Gables Pinotage and Chenin Blanc.  Thanks to a brilliant location, 6 Spin Street, for hosting us, Khumo Ntoane for being the emcee of the evening, as well as the musicians and poets who performed the evening, Marilyn and Jeremy of Embrace Dignity for their huge help in making this possible, Mercedez for sharing her skills as pass chef, Spier Secret for the delicious wine and most importantly to the ladies of Masiphakameni for being so amazing.

Here are more photos by Retha Ferguson, what a night!

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