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How Township Businessman Turned His Tuckshop Into Worldclass Restaurant

Many entrepreneurs believe to establish a world class restaurant, that will attract both local and international tourist you have to locate it in an upclass market. But for Umlazi born entrepreneur Max Mqadi the township is the perfect location for the restaurant. When speaking of Durban tourism, Max Lifestyle located in Umlazi township is the most recommended.

Max Lifestyle started as Max butchery with a one room shack, and later in 2002 it was a tuckshop with butchery and shisanyama. The 51-year-old owner knew back then that he wants to build a world class lifestyle centre and restaurant. He believed that his township of Umlazi was the perfect environment to turn his dream into reality.

From there Max grew his shisanyama into one of Durban's most popular hangouts. In 2009 he began revamping and upgrading his restaurant which stands today as a renowned hangout spot for celebrities and politicians, it attracts both local and international tourists. Famous djs like Black Coffee, minister of police Bheki Cele have graced Max Lifestyle.

The success didn't come without challenges, last year in October Max survived four gunshot wounds. This did not deter the determined Max. His Lifestyle centre has won several international award, in 2016 it was named among 207 of the best restaurants in the world.

The sky is the limit for Max, and the man has indeed proven that nothing can stop a determined mind.

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