Present Entrepreneurs

The Odd Cup

The Odd Cup is the name of the coffee shops at the Khayelitsha and Hermanus branches of Learn to Earn. Each of these coffee shops is run in partnership with Learn to Earn by an entrepreneur in the E³ mentorship programme.

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The Odd Cup Hermanus is now run by Zayno Sampson, our Enterprise Development mentee. He has always had a passion for cooking and a vision to run his own business. What started out as take-away meals from home has now become a bigger opportunity with focusing on growing and becoming well known in the community. Zayno completed the Cater Care course at Learn to Earn Hermanus in 2011 and then worked at 2 Hermanus based restaurants, from which he learnt a great deal.  

Zayno has great ambitions and is driven and very positive about his future. He is looking forward to his three years on Learn to Earns E³ programme, learning all that he can and growing his business. His dream is to open a second take-away business at the Hawston taxi rank and employ staff there. Zayno is studying Financial Management through Oxbridge Academy and will complete this in 2016.


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Ntombie Macanda, our Enterprise Development mentee at the Khayelitsha Coffee Shop, has always had a passion for cooking and a vision of running her own catering business. What started out as helping people in her community with catering for functions has led to the opportunity of a life time.

'This is very exciting for me and my family, as they are always supportive and I am very positive that I will make the best out of this, as I am really enjoying what I am doing. I really thank LtE for giving me this opportunity and thank my family for all the support they have shown.'