Story by: Patricia Modiga
The atchaar that’s on everybody’s tongue is just a month old but it is already on everyone’s lips.
Motlatsi Matlou is the founder of Tlatsi’s Hot Atchar ,explains the success of her pickled mango atchar started.
“I saw that some of the resident here Madidi including myself noticed the scarcity of black people selling atchar, the Pakistani are the ones selling atchar,” said Motlatsi.
“That is when I saw the opportunity to make my own atchar; sell it and personally deliver it to my customers free of charge,” she said.
Motlatsi started the business with only R500 which she used to buy all the necessary ingredients to make atchar.
“I buy the raw ingredients and then mix them by myself. I work from my own home and I also have customers in Johannesburg I also do deliveries there and anywhere, anytime I am available and just a phone call away,” she added.
“Residents in Madidi have been very supportive and I thank them for supporting a black business. Getting into a business you have to be patient and be a people’s person always treat your clients with respect. Other customer pay more than what I charge that is called generosity and it explains how I treat my customers,” said Motlatsi.
She sees herself flourishing and expanding to other provinces and supplying restaurants, and create employment for other people.
One of her objectives is to encourage others to never give up on their businesses and be humble, Motho ke motho ka batho.
Morena Pitsi, a fan of Tsatsi’s atchar describes it as heaven on earth.
“I will always support Motlatsi because she is very sweet and knows how to treat her custom plus she makes delicious atchar,” said Pitsi.