From sounds to hounds: How an opera singer started a dog-washing business in Khayelitsha

Masakhane Sotayisi doesn’t just clean your dog: he moisturises it too!

By Ashraf Hendricks and Mary-Anne Gontsana

23 March 2021

Opera singer Masakhane Sotayisi from Mandela Park in Khayelitsha has taken his love for dogs and made it into a business. Professional pooch cleaning is something you might think is only available in wealthy leafy suburbia, but there’s a need for it in Khayelitsha. As Sotayisi explains, if he keeps the dogs in his street clean, his own dogs are less likely to contract infections.