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Our Heritage. Our Pride. Our Legacy.

23 September 2015

  • In celebration of Heritage Day patrons can enjoy a wide variety of authentic African dishes.

National Heritage Day is one of the most important celebratory events on the Imbizo Shisanyama Busy Corner calendar. For over a decade the specialist African cuisine restaurant in Ebony Park Midrand has glamorously celebrated the true African identity in great style, class and dignity.

Every year the restaurant, founded on the principle of paying homage to the authentic African culture, brings the African culture and heritage to life through showcasing glamorous traditional African attire; performances by top traditional artists and of course the very best in authentic African cuisine.

This year’s festivities will be hosted by UkhoziFM and Roots presenter MC Ngizwe Mchunu who will be joined by thousands of eager patrons dressed in vibrant customary traditional attire to pay tribute Africa’s heritage. Patrons will enjoy live performances by some of SA’s top traditional artists including Pleasure; Dekgalala tsa Orange Farm; Khuzani; Mbuzeni and Shwi Nomtekhala.

Rita Zwane, founder and MD of Imbizo Shisanyama says: “For centuries our legacy and heritage has been passed on by our forefathers, from generation to generation, and still provides a solid foundation from which we can learn and understand our true identity, history and cultures. Understanding our roots helps build a stronger future for our children, one that will enable them to speak proudly about their identity and origin. It is only when our kids clearly understand who they are, that the accurate history of Africa can be told.”

“Since 2002 we have been celebrating the 24th September - National Heritage Day in recognition of SA’s great diversity and rich history. Braai (Ukhosa in isiZulu) is one of the most recognised of our traditions uniting all South Africans regardless of race or creed,” concludes Rita.



Imbizo Shisanyama Busy Corner is Africa’s most acclaimed African cuisine restaurant celebrating the authentic African culture and heritage in an environment that exudes style, class and dignity.  At Imbizo Shisanyama Busy Corner our patrons have opportunity to enjoy Africa’s Ultimate Braai Experience, at a restaurant that has earned an enviable reputation for its delicious authentic African cuisine, quality service and a culture that emanates the true African identity.

For nearly two decades the restaurant has supported the surrounding local community and has stimulated the growth and development of many local SMME businesses.  In acknowledgement of this commitment Rita Zwane received the Department of Social Development’s Gift of the Givers award in early 2015.  Today the ?agship restaurant supports over a 100 families and has directly fuelled the growth and development of over a dozen small businesses. As the 2013 National Small Business Champion, and as the 1st Runner-Up (Services Sector Category) in the 2015 Africagrowth Institute SMME Awards Imbizo Shisanyama Busy Corner undoubtedly represents the realisation of an African dream inspired by the great African culture and heritage.

For more information please visit or contact:

Mel Harris

MH Consulting ZA

Cell: 072 307 2239



Sindi Shangase                                             

Imbizo Shisanyama Busy Corner                                

Cell: 078 718 2786                                        


BUSY CORNER Imbizo Shisanyama

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Midrand, Gauteng African, Braai, South African

An Authentic African Experience: Imbizo Shisanyama is South Africa’s most acclaimed African cuisine restaurant celebrating the authentic African culture and heritage in an environment ...