LETTER: Role models abound in eKasi

2016-07-14 06:00

Let us not turn a blind eye on the youth who are moving this country forward. Let’s encourage them for the better.

Let us create means and ways of unlocking the potential in the youth of our country.

Whenever they are talking about the youth, it is in the context of being lazy and stupid, but that is not the true reflection of our youth.

I have seen Zisile who started his own printing business at 26 years old and now he is 29 years and employs two permanent workers. I have come to know Shaba from Khayelitsha who turned his home to a motor spare outlet near the Khayelitsha mall and all the taxi owners know him for the good quality taxi spares he sells to them at a good price.

I have seen Ayabulela who does not have matric for starters but yet he does not rob or smuggle drugs, but has his own business in the rough township of Nyanga.

At Kuyasa I know Zuko Mndayi and Thembakazi who decided to take their relationship further by doing a joint venture running a burger vending business called “Zuthemba Burger”

It is time we change the perception of our young people. If they have the guts to walk during the night, let’s help them to use those guts for positive energy to be creative and start businesses.

It is us that we must teach them that they are only limited by their thoughts. I challenge us all to assist the youth with knowledge and unlimited opportunities.

To the youth: don’t stop, advance.

Strive for the better and don’t be afraid to ask. Many people are willing to give. Don’t focus on the now but the future

thembalethu qolo Nyanga

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