The name ‘Brownies and Downies’ sparked a conversation on The John Maytham show on Monday with some listeners objecting to the name saying it is ‘utterly inappropriate’.
‘Brownies and Downies’ café is a training centre for challenged individuals which was recently opened on Long Street.
The Manager, Wade Schultz confirmed that they've had questions around the name of the café before.
From the inception of the idea we had mixed responses a lot of which were positive and some like your listeners raised.— Wade Schultz, Manager at Brownies and Downies
Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:
When we came here we went to the Down Syndrome Association South Africa … we wanted to find out if anyone would feel offended about the name and we got an overwhelming positivity …— Wade Schultz, Manager at Brownies and Downies