Brew Master, Trainer and Entrepreneur: A Thursdate with Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela

Meet one of our grand storepreneurs. Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela owns Brewhogs, a microbrewery based in Kyalami, and Brewster’s Craft, a training and consultancy company based here at Co.Space Midrand.

Apiwe is the first black person in South Africa to be approved as a Brewing Training Provider by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and the first person in South Africa to complete a National Diploma in Clear Fermented Beverages (

Have a listen to what she had to say about her craft

To add to that, Apiwe holds a BSc degree in Microbiology and Genetics from University of the Witwatersrand, a BSc Honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Pretoria, a Brewing Diploma from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, and a Diploma in Master Brewing. She started her career as a Brewing Trainee at South African Breweries (SAB), where she worked 8 years in several key positions such as Project Brewer, Brand Brewer, and Craft Brewer and Brewing Area Manager. Apiwe is also a certified beer judge in South Africa through the Beer Judging Certification Programme (BJCP).

To her, brewing is a career, passion and hobby. Apiwe loves her craft and believes that craft brewing is about perfecting the balance between the science and the art. Her goal is to empower current and future brewers through education and training. To read more about Apiwe and her craft visit her websites, Brewsters Craft and Brew Hogs.

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