Youth prosper

2017-06-23 06:00
Photo: siphelele nketoBusiness partners (left) Zama Maya and Sibabalwe Lunika.

Photo: siphelele nketoBusiness partners (left) Zama Maya and Sibabalwe Lunika.

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INSTEAD of asking government and businesses for work, Sibabalwe Lunika and Zama Maya have started their own business - LM Design Studio - a company that designs houses and businesses in Kokstad. 
Maya was born and grew up in Mthatha and Lunika comes from Port St Johns. 

Lunika and Maya’s friendship started when they studied architectural technology at the Durban University of Technology in 2013 - they graduated last year.
Because the unemployment rate is continually rising in South Africa, Maya and Lunika chose not to sit doing nothing.
“After we graduated we worked as architects at various companies, but then started our own company in order to contribute to the local economy and create employment,” said Maya.

They have designed several houses and garages in Kokstad and are now designing a petrol station in Phakade.
South Africa has a shortage of architects and we want young people to follow that career.
“Young people must celebrate Youth Month by seeking opportunities instead of drinking alcohol and doing drugs.
“South Africa
is going to be owned by young people tomorrow, so they must start chasing their goals,” said Maya.

Lunika said hard work and strength of mind keeps them going.
He said they are using social media to market their company.


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