Tsogang Vukani as a farmer. Image via Twitter @Tsogang3

‘I’m the happiest’: Man drops R30k salary job for R3k as a farmer

A man known as Tsogang Vukani Amkeni says he left his R30 000 salary job as an engineer to earn R3 000 a month as a farmer.


Tsogang Vukani as a farmer. Image via Twitter @Tsogang3

A former engineer who goes by the name Tsogang Vukani Amkeni on Twitter surprised South Africans when he revealed that he left his R30 000 job to become a farmer and earn R3 000 a month.   

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The tweep with the handle @Tsogang3 aka Tsogang Vukani Amkeni also expressed that he was happy since leaving his R30 000 job as an engineer and becoming a farmer, who takes home R3 000 a month.   

He also added in his tweet that he’s got a friend who was taking home R45 000 salary and he’s now making R6 000 for himself.   

South Africans applauded the proud farmer, who often shares his agricultural endeavours on his social media and shows how passionate about farming.   

According to Briefly, South Africans were also divided about his tweet as unemployment is very high in the country and quitting a job isn’t something most want to do.   

The farmer’s tweet sparked a debate among tweeps about following your passion, and the importance of being happy in your job.   



“Was taking home 20k, left my job and now I’m taking home R200. I’m at the happiest I’ve been.”  


“It’s the mortgage man that brings me back to my senses whenever I feel like liberating myself, and so this morning like most I put on a face, go to work, do fake smiles, and end emails with ‘kind regards. Debt is slavery.”  


“I envy your courage…onwards and upwards with your farming business.”  


“Do you pay debit orders with happiness?”  


“Please believe me when I say you are an inspiration. I also left the rat race as it was literally affecting my health. Life has been tough financially but I’m learning to find my feet and I’m pretty sure it will all fall into place soon enough.” 

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