Ukuthula Home

When sisters, Mignon and Maya du Plessis got the news that South Africa would go into total lockdown, they reacted by being proactive and inventive in the kitchen. Maya is a dietician, and well aware that South Africans love their baked products. So, with a touch of tradition they developed their own Ukuthula Home Chewy Choc Chip Cookies and handmade Meusli.

Ukuthula means “tranquility” in Xhosa. One could say that the aim of developing their products was to remind themselves and their customers daily to “stay calm and focus – this pandemic will pass.”

Ukuthula’s vision is to grow from a home based Stellenbosch business to a national brand. They’ve put great effort into developing a brand that is appealing and professional, and could easily be sold in high-end retail stores next to already established product lines.

With Aramex Store-to-Door Mignon and Maya are able to spread a little love and “tranquility” across the country in no time. Times like these make us all more aware of how precious time and loved ones are. Spoiling those that you care about with a special home-made gift, allow us to connect without connecting – until we are able to share special moments, and delicious Ukuthula Home Chewy Choc Chip Cookies together again.

A team you can trust and rely on is just as important for a small business owner than for any larger organisation.  It makes perfect sense then, to choose a trustworthy distribution partner such as Aramex to become part of your team.  Any home-based entrepreneur would agree that this is a win!

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About the author

Roslynn van Jaarsveld

Roslynn van Jaarsveld is a master’s graduate from NMU Port Elizabeth, South Africa, specialising in Applied Media and Plain Language Application. Ros has a passion for business growth, writing for impact and building relationships which are the cornerstones of her success. Her 20 years’ experience in PR, communication, and marketing, brings a wealth of knowledge and skill which she happily shares with the MicroHub team and customers. “Connecting and inspiring people are part of who I am. When something comes to you naturally, use it to make a difference – then you can be happy and fulfilled – and success will follow.”