Amanda Jojo

The Trea Garden
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, Amanda Jojo is hard at working turning her lifelong love for coffee into a viable enterprise.

She founded The Trea Garden, an upscale cafe providing high quality coffee and accompaniments in a relaxing atmosphere. Amanda started the cafe with a view to combine her passion for food and beverage with entrepreneurship to help contribute to creating employment opportunities in South Africa— a country grappling with unsustainable levels of youth unemployment.

Amanda sees her business as an avenue to help youth and women make an honest and fair wage while learning transferable skills. In addition, Amanda uses her business to support young creatives–regularly inviting young musicians and artists to perform and sell their art in the space. At just 21, Amanda was recently named the best student entrepreneur at the Global Entrepreneurship student awards in Cape Town,and was selected to represent South Africa in Germany at the same forum.

Amanda has set her sights on opening a second branch of the Trea Garden very soon, and aims to employ at least a dozen more employees.


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The cafe offers different teas (normal tea fruit infusions and iced tea). Their tea is from the Toni Glass Collection, a remarkable infusion of tradition and new-age tea drinking, sourced from all worldwide. They also have House Blend from Earthen Coffee roasters, blended different African origins, and Kenyan coffee from BLK, a Kenyan-origin coffee roasted in Centurion by a black-owned roastery. Explaining the meaning behind The Trea Garden, founder, Amanda Jojo said there are many trees in their garden and they wanted to highlight that they were a tea and coffee house, so the two combinations sounded much nicer and unique.


Amanda Jojo – Borrowing Experiences From Mentors | Anzisha Prize Fellowship

Anzisha Prize


Mentors make a positive difference to the trajectory of very young entrepreneurs. Read Amanda's case study at to find out how she leveraged her relationships to grow her business. It Starts With You is a 8 episode docu-series that explores the stories of very young African entrepreneurs and the key moments that contributed to their success. These eight stories have been chosen because of the passion, commitment, drive, and grit that these young people exhibited as they created their own pathways. Watch inspiring stories of very young entrepreneurs at


We Sat Down With Amanda Jojo, Owner Of The Trea Garden


The Trea Garden is a little antique garden cafe located in Midrand and it’s definitely worth a visit. Go for their delicious coffee and tea variaties but the carrot cake, gourmet ice-cream, chocolate milkshake, the beautiful scenery, the peaceful tranquility of the surroundings and the general charm of the place will keep you coming back for more.





Meet Amanda Jojo, who at just 21, will be launching The Trea Garden, a coffee shop which indulges her love of good quality coffee.

Mastercard Foundation and the African Leadership Academy welcome the 2018 Anzisha Prize finalists

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Entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s economic growth and is one of the keys to unlocking job opportunities for young people across the continent. Mastercard Foundation in partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA) is pleased to announce that 20 of Africa’s youngest and brightest entrepreneurs will join the Anzisha Fellowship

Business-savvy student wins global award

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After a gruelling four-hour judging process, University of Pretoria soil science student Palesa Motaung emerged as the South African champion in the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).


Global Student Entrepreneur Awards to support young entrepreneurs



The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), a global initiative of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) is aiming to support young local entrepreneurs.


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