People aged between 18 and 35 can apply to be education assistants if they hold the correct qualifications.
Mngadi says the idea to start this business came to him in 2016 when his city was faced with a water crisis. Between 2018 and 2021, he successfully applied to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs’ Operation Vula Business Fund, which granted him R200 000 seed funding.
Born and raised in Rathidili Village in the Vhembe District in Limpopo, Mutheiwana opened Rendani Mutheiwana Orthotics and Prosthetics in Makhado, after completing her internship and was unable to find a job. Her business, which now employs an administrative assistant, offers its clients treatment for orthopaedic disorders.
33-year-old Dakalo Ramalivhana from Muhuyu village was retrenched in 2020 due to COVID-19 and used his UIF money to grow vegetables.