To maintain the authenticity of traditional ginger beer, chemical engineer Mpho Mohaswa founded Precious and Pearl Brands – a business that manufactures gemere (a non-alcoholic ginger beer concentrate) under the brand name Ghemere. Mohaswa’s business is rooted in tradition, family and ubuntu. She grew up watching her mother and grandmother working hard to perfect the taste of ginger beer, and uses this as inspiration to make Ghemere a household brand that can be enjoyed at any time. She strongly believes in giving back to the community and gives working-class people an opportunity to make extra income by selling her products. She adds: “A lot of people have had to take pay cuts because of Covid-19 and the money earned from selling our products has assisted them significantly. I am proud of the business we are building, the hope we have reignited and the jobs we continue to create.”
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