How this South African started a craft beer brand made from local ingredients

The Tolokazi brand’s range of beers and ciders.

South African company Brewsters Craft started out by offering consulting and contract brewing services. In 2020, it launched its own beer and cider range under the Tolokazi brand. The business was founded by Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela who previously worked for South African Breweries (now owned by global brewing giant AB InBev). Adetunji Omotola speaks with Nxusani-Mawela about building the company, dealing with South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown which saw the banning of alcohol sales for long periods, and trends in the local craft beer industry. Watch the interview below.