Sept. 21, 2021


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High Tea episode on the cards

High Tea episode on the cards

Story highlights

  • Guest speaker, Violet Lepuwana will empower female entrepreneurs
  • Stand-up comedian, Lilaphalapha to leave audience in stitches as MC

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NOT only is high tea an inexpensive way to entertain, but it is also a great approach to build business relationships in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is a centuries-old art form that is still upheld by countless hotels and restaurants across the globe and the Mahlakapese River Resort, located in Ha Setene, on the way to Pitseng in Leribe is no exception.
The lodge is gearing to host a High Tea episode on October 2, from 10am to 5pm with a floral theme for attire.
"The phrase 'high tea' refers to a working-class meal served at a high table and high back dining chairs at the end of a long working day. The tea would be accompanied by a hot meal. This could be some meat or fish dish or baked food or vegetables," explains Chef Thapelo Khobatha who has gained enormous cooking experience working at the Mahlakapese Guest Lodge in Hlotse, Leribe.
History states that the British tradition of 'high tea' began in the mid 1700s as an afternoon meal usually served between 3pm and 4pm.

Initially, it was a meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus 'high'.

Tea with cakes, scones, even cheese on toast would be served. The guest speaker at the classy event to be held at the resort is none other than successful South African entrepreneur, Violet Lupuwana, who is passionate about education, skills and entrepreneurship activation in townships and rural areas. She is also promotes job creation programmes.  
"I am a female who loves entertaining others and empowering them to be the best that I believe they were created for. I love focusing on our female and youth," she notes.
Lupuwana started Chumile Transport Services, a division of transport business, Chumile Holdings, in 2012 and has been on the proverbial road to success ever since.
"Violet is a woman who knows where she's going and just what it's going to take to get there," says a fan, Lucy Mokemane from Maseru.


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Top local stand-up comedian, Lilaphalapha is expected to leave the audience in stitches as the master of ceremonies at the occasion.
Lilaphalapha, real names Bofihla ’Neko is expanding his horizons, having launched an online television channel called Lilaphalapha TV on September 17.
Lilaphalapha, who professes his undying love for Lesotho and its people, says while other countries produce their own celebrities, Lesotho on the other hand does not offer its citizens much opportunities.  

"We are going to set the house on fire at the Mahlakapese River Resort, come the 2nd of October," he says, adding that music will be provided by Lereko Mohale famously known as DJ Alex.

More details about the occasion can be followed at Lilaphalapha Social Page on Facebook.

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