- A group of seven youths who used to sell drugs in their community have changed their lives for the better
- They have started a business and have been actively making their community a better place to live
- The community has seen how serious these young men are and have begun supporting them
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A group of Cape Town youngsters have taken control of their own lives and have managed to break out of the cycle of drugs and poverty that many around them are imprisoned by.
Riyaaz Christians, Jamie Joshua, Dylan Eley, Faygan Smith, Shakeel Wittle, Dillon Jongbloed and Keenan Williams have started a business that helps their community and themselves. Oddjobbi is a company that specialises in maintenance service.
The seven boys have been friends since they have been children and ended up dealing drugs in their communities but they made a conscious choice to change their lives.
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When the community saw that the kids really wanted to make their community a better place they got behind them and supported the young entrepreneurs.
A good Samaritan came through for them and sponsored the R1 200 they needed to get uniforms for themselves.
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Today, Teko's sweet delicious nectar, affectionately known as "Radinotshi Honey" is being sold in major supermarkets across the country and Briefly News could not wait to sit down with the inspirational man.
Speaking exclusively with Briefly News, Teko opened up about his passion for the business, what benefits raw honey has had in the lives of his family members and even shared a little advice for aspiring farmers.
From back garden to hectares of farmland and 7 staff: Local farmer inspires
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that Mzansi is filled with so many inspiring people! Bennedicter Benica Mhlongo started his farming journey in his back garden and has grown it to noticeable heights.
Bennedicter now employs seven permanent staff and has a couple of hectares of land. Briefly News shared Bennedicter's moving story and saw how many it inspired.
Stories like Bennedicter's are what get the people going as it shows them that anything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it. My guy, you have done the thing!
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