Kassa Ndirana moved from Ethiopia to South Africa in 2001. He grew up in a hotel and he fell in love with cooking.

“I fell in love with cooking and I developed it since arriving in South Africa because Ethiopian cultural food is a bit different, a bit unique and it is really difficult to find it at that time. So, the only choice I had was to cook my own food.”

He says his restaurant caters for the international community.

Ndirana says that he likes South Africa’s democratic system.

“One thing I like about South Africa, and I love it actually… it’s the democratic system; the democratic constitution and the diversity of everything. I work hard. If it wasn’t a democratic country, I wouldn’t be able to work that much hard. I would have left a long time ago. It’s an accepting society.”

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