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Beautiful News

Beautiful News

Guest : Sikelela Dibe

The rumble of a coffee grinder and its aroma filtered through the street. Sikelela Dibela
stood in his mother’s garage in Khayelitsha, ready to pour a flat white for customers. At
first, the only transactions taking place were passersby exchanging waves. But Dibela
continued to roast the beans, all while dreaming of a café revolution in the township.
Dibela started from humble beginnings. He dropped out of school in Grade 9 and found
a job as a dishwasher in a café. “After a couple of months, I got the opportunity of
making coffee,” Dibela says. He soon climbed from kitchen worker to barista to store
manager. Inspired by his expertise and people skills, Dibela’s employers sent him to
train upcoming staff at franchises in London. As his brewing skills advanced overseas, so
did Khayelitsha’s infrastructure and creative scene back home. It inspired Dibela’s
entrepreneurial efforts upon his return.
In 2016, Dibela opened Siki’s Koffee Kafe from his home. Despite the slow start, it’s since
become a local favourite. Here, every sip is accompanied by the taste of social
consciousness. Dibela uses a custom blend of beans sourced from Burundi, Ethiopia and
Kenya and roasted by Mzukisi Xhati. It’s part of his vision to support companies that
started with nothing – just like him. Creatives, entrepreneurs, and students work
towards their hopes in the very same space where Dibela planted his own.



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Guest : Billy De Beer

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Guests : Susanna Kennedy
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Chantelle Goliath (10:25)

13 October 2019 10:20 PM

Guest : Chantelle Goliath

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Guest : Stuart Taylor

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Guest : Tim Lundy

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Twitter-@hikingcapetown
Instagram- Cape Town Hiking
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