Smoking hot idea! This unemployed graduate is turning old geysers into braai stands

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Matome Maphala went from being an unemployed graduate with two qualifications to a businessman with a booming braai stand company. (Photo: Supplied)
Matome Maphala went from being an unemployed graduate with two qualifications to a businessman with a booming braai stand company. (Photo: Supplied)

A hot business idea, you could call it. Sizzling even. And quintessentially South African – the kind of thing you talk about when you have friends over for a braai.

In this case the braai itself is the talking point, thanks to Matome Maphala’s ingenuity.

Matome, from Seshego in Limpopo, makes braai stands from broken geysers. He got the idea of giving old geysers a facelift when he spotted an abandoned cylinder in his parents’ back yard.

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