Our Team

Our Founder

Reitumetse Kholumo is passionate about human-centred design and bioprocess engineering. Born from a lineage of homebrewers, she seeks to use her skills in chemical engineering and design thinking to make their experience more efficient and economically rewarding.

She is currently pursuing her Masters in Engineering (Chemical Engineering) full-time at Stellenbosch University.

Our Homebrewers

Mamqhinebe

Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, ZA

Mazulu

Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, ZA

Our Advisors

Siew Tai

Bioprocess Engineering Specialist 

Siew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stellenbosch University. He has worked in different fields ranging from beer and wine fermentation, vaccine manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and medicinal plant endophytes. He is particularly interested in the engineering aspects of these fields - upstream, downstream, regulatory requirements, scale up, kinetics, bioreactor design, techno-economics. 

Mamodise Matjele

Indigenous Brewing Specialist

Mamodise is a homebrewer of Traditional Afrikan Beer with experience of over 30 years of experience. She has a deep understanding of indigenous brewing and malting practices, as well as process control strategies guided by indigenous knowledge systems. Her current activities include serving good quality Traditional Afrikan Beer to her local customers, and advising on brewing practices in her local community.

Janusz Luterek

Consumer and IP Law Specialist

Janusz is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a patent attorney and a registered professional engineer. Before joining the profession, Janusz worked in the chemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries for a number of years. His current activities include both intellectual property focussing on the drafting, prosecution and litigation of patents, and regulatory compliance focusing on food and consumer products. His technical fields of specialization include petrochemical engineering, food and beverage science and engineering, pharmaceuticals, agro chemicals, and catalysis.