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Guides and resources for business owners, managers and employees in the Food & Beverage industry in South Africa.

Hiring Your Next Top Chef

Hiring Your Next Top Chef

High-caliber chefs and sagacious entrepreneurs have created a booming restaurant scene in Cape Town and surrounding areas. The tourism industry in South Africa has grown, creating an ever-increasing need for a more trained and competent workforce within the...

Introducing Rotally Classifieds

Introducing Rotally Classifieds

We want to tell you about our new classifieds website: classifieds.rotally.com Rotally Classifieds is different because it is specifically created for people working in the Hospitality industry. Ads are free for all businesses and job seekers. Looking for staff for...

What’s The Law Around Food Labelling?

What’s The Law Around Food Labelling?

Over the past 10 years or so, South Africa has passed a whole lot of new laws, relating to product labelling, to prevent companies and marketers from misleading consumers through deceptive advertising. Have a listen as Legalese lawyer, Eitan Stern, answers the...

Restaurant Staff Management Tips

Restaurant Staff Management Tips

Good staff management is essential to running a restaurant. It doesn't matter how great your food is or how centrally located your business is, if your restaurant's staff are not friendly and competent, customers are not likely to come back. Inspiring the best from...

Employing and Dismissing Foreigners

Employing and Dismissing Foreigners

Illegal foreigners - a catch 22 situation for employers? For the employment of a foreigner to be ‘legal’, the person must have permission to live and work in South Africa; for example, be in possession of a valid work permit or have refugee status. There could be...

How To Get a Western Cape Liquor Licence

How To Get a Western Cape Liquor Licence

Liquor Law Practitioner Antoinette van Dalen answers our questions about the notoriously slow to obtain, South African Liquor Licence. What should a new restaurant/bar owner know before signing a lease or buying a property with the intention of selling alcohol? A new...

Why Should You Get Your Staff The Flu Shot?

Why Should You Get Your Staff The Flu Shot?

As we enter this year’s flu season it’s time to protect both your you and your employees from getting sick. Flu season in South Africa is highly seasonal and generally starts around the first week of June, but has on occasion started as early as April. The season...

Download a Free Waitron CV Template

Download a Free Waitron CV Template

Are you applying for a job as a waitron? For some positions, you will apply by completing an online application, or you may be required to apply in-person. For others, you may be required to submit a CV. Your CV should include your most relevant work experience,...

Power Outages – Must Employees Be Paid?

Power Outages – Must Employees Be Paid?

The recent power outages have again raised the question as to whether employees can insist on payment of their salaries or wages for the duration of such outages.

Get Your Free Staff Shift Template

Get Your Free Staff Shift Template

You’ve got a lot on your plate, right? You don’t want to be spending hours working out shifts. So we’ve put together this easy-to-use, Excel staff shift template… and we’re giving it to you for free! Whether you want to schedule shifts weeks in advance or have to move...

Warsaw Shows Us How To Open a Bar in Three Weeks

Warsaw Shows Us How To Open a Bar in Three Weeks

There’s a new bar in Cape Town and it’s called Warsaw. Nothing to do with Poland and everything to do with Japanese bar culture. Len, an art director in the film industry and a musician (Wild Eyes, Tannhäuser Gate & Context Model), tells us how he got the small...

Introducing Rotally Blog

Introducing Rotally Blog

We're glad you are here. We started this blog to provide free information and resources to South African restaurant- and bar owners. So, what kind of things do we talk about here? How to obtain a liquor licence in South Africa and ways to speed up the process...

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