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About us

Hello to our online store!! My name is Nani Kornelius and I am the owner of Tapenade Olive Shop, a South African olive shop that celebrates the local olive industry. I started the business in 2005. You may have visited (and loved!) our beautiful store in the Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. After closing the store in 2014 our main focus was gift sourcing and the supply of bespoke and custom made gifts for corporate clients.

The next step was creating an online site with a selection of the best olive products from the numerous South African olive estates. My mission was (and is) to showcase and celebrate our local producers and all the amazing things they make with that wonderful fruit, the olive.



In 2019 I created a new concept store Tapenade & Friends. It is a collaborative marketspace with a store in the Rand Steam Shopping Centre, Richmond, Jhb. Again, apart from continuing to celebrate the local olive industry, my intent is to showcase various lifestyle products made by South African designers. They are all true local makers with original designs, handcrafting their products sustainably and ethically using local material as far as they can and creating jobs through local craftsmanship. I love telling the stories behind the brands, what motivates them to make a difference in their communities and the impact they have.

Tapenade & Friends’ product offering includes items for women, men and kids. From clothing to accessories, shoes and jewellery. The Tapenade Kids section includes clothes, toys and décor. The store also has a foodie section, homeware, furniture and art. All local, nothing mass produced.

Visit our store at Rand Steam Shopping Centre, Corner of Barry Hertzog Avenue and Napier Road, Richmond, Johannesburg.