Johannesburg Multimedia Graduate Grinds Hard With Dumpling Business, Provides Jobs to 9 People

Johannesburg Multimedia Graduate Grinds Hard With Dumpling Business, Provides Jobs to 9 People

  • One dedicated lady in Johannesburg with a dumpling business has left many people inspired by her craft
  • The 44-year-old started her enterprise in 2017 and has provided jobs for many people along the way, with the entire business made up of 10 people
  • Talking to Briefly News, Metse Petunia Thebe said that although she has a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia and a National Diploma in Fine Arts, food has always been her passion

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One talented 44-year-old Johannesburg woman has left many people inspired.

A lady in Johannesburg who sells dumplings
Metse Petunia Thebe has a successful dumpling business that she loves running, despite having a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia. Image: Kasi Economy.
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The entrepreneur holds multiple qualifications, including a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia from the University of Johannesburg and a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the institution previously known as Technikon Witwatersrand.

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Metse Petunia Thebe, better known as ‘Petunia’, was honoured in an online post by the Kasi Economy Facebook page, with many people commenting on how amazing her business idea was.

Briefly News reached out to the innovative woman to find out more about her enterprise, called Cosmo Dumpling, that she started in 2017.

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Johannesburg entrepreneur who markets dumplings loves cooking

Despite Petunia holding various humanities-related qualifications, she notes that her passion for cooking has always shone through:

“Starting the dumpling business was by default because of how much I love cooking. I have always loved the culinary field.”

The businesswoman, whose company consists of 10 people, shared her biggest business challenge:

“Loadshedding has always been the main obstacle to my business.”

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Despite Petunia not being a qualified chef, her love of business and food has always driven her success. She plays a role in ensuring people in her community have an income:

“I have employed people over time. In total, we are 10 so far.”

Explaining where she would love to see Cosmo Dumpling in the next few years, the ambitious woman shared her hopes:

“I want my business to be accessible to every individual in South Africa, hence we are aiming at pushing it to other provinces.”

Petunia is a true inspiration to all women, young and old!

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at: