Romance is blooming between Marketing Specialist, Zwelethu, and Creative Entrepreneur on their Spring-inspired date in the Winelands.

Zwelethu and Sonwa have been together for 4 years. Having first met in 2009 in high school, they met again on a dating site in 2019. The couple fell head over heels and got engaged in December of that same year. For Zwelethu, a Marketing Portfolio Lead at Capitec, it was Sonwa’s smile that first attracted him but his love and enthusiasm for life quickly shone through too. With Zweli based in Cape Town and Sonwa living and working in the Eastern Cape, they started a long-distance relationship – not the easiest thing to do. To keep the fire alive, they find fun, unusual activities to do together, when they do see each other.

Deciding what to do gets interesting though. Zweli shares, “We are both Geminis, which means we have four opinions between us”. This time, however, they settled happily on a floral-themed date to mark the coming Spring. After a stayover in the new and unique Vino Dome (https://www.places.co.za/accommodation/once-upon-a-dome-franschhoek.html) in Franschoek, the couple headed to the Floral Art Studio, Bloeme (https://bloeme.co.za/) in Stellenbosch, where Owner, Anja Hauptfleisch, offers exclusive workshops guiding guests on how to create their own unique wearable florals. Anja takes them through the various types of floral pieces they can make, from pocket squares to floral ties and shares the importance of placement and experimenting with different textures and different colours to make sure they compliment each other as a whole in the end. Sonwa chose to make a floral collar wearable and Zweli, a floral hanging piece for his jacket.

After completing their wearables, they had worked up quite an appetite, which pastry chef, Carmen Eksteen (https://www.instagram.com/carmeneksteenpatisseries/?hl=en) answered with a delectable rose cake with cream cheese filling. Both Sonwa and Zweli have a sweet tooth, so they were happy to dive into the next lesson in floral trends. A popular current trend is using pressed flowers to decorate a cake, and Carmen would show them how to do exactly this. “This way of decorating a cake is so beautiful and really adds a pop of colour”, she says. Neither of the couple had done anything like this before, so after successfully completing the two floral tasks, Zweli felt equipped to conquer just about anything. All that remained now was to settle the bill for this creative Spring experience. As a Capitec client, Zweli had this covered.


One of his favourite features from his bank, he tells us, is the different options to pay smarter. “You can tap, insert, or scan to pay, and you can use external pay points such as Apple, Google, or Samsung Pay,” enthuses Zweli. On this occasion, he simply uses his Apple watch on the Apple Pay feature to pay, adding, “Making the switch to Capitec is worth it for the Global One account. Everyone gets treated the same, and the ease of service allows you to manage money on the app and track your spending”.

If you are keen to follow Zweli’s advice and make the switch to Capitec, visit https://www.capitecbank.co.za/personal/transact/switch-to-capitec/. Capitec offers a range of innovative solutions, including Apple Pay. To find out more, see https://www.capitecbank.co.za/personal/transact/apple-pay/.


Zweli and Sonwa are ready to blossom this Spring season, and will no doubt continue to flourish as they share many more experiences like these together.


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