In 1999, Mark Henegan opened Madiba, New York City’s first South African restaurant. Over the years it’s become a community hub for not only expat South Africans, but Africans from many other countries as well. One regular described it as an “international house” in reference to the fixture on some college campuses.
But after the failure of a second location in Harlem, Mark has run into some major financial difficulties. Late last year he ran a Kickstarter campaign looking for help to stay open. Now, he’s in the middle of trying to find a way forwards.