Edwin Mabotsa started farming 10-years-ago without a qualification in agriculture, but he managed to build a success business.
Mabotsa farms in Windsorton, a small town which is predominantly a mining area, in the Northern Cape.
According to the farmer, his family was not very supportive of his dreams since they believed he should have studied towards a degree and then find a good job.
But, Mabotsa knew what he wanted to do and he pursued his dream without a qualification in agriculture.
He managed to build up his farm and for the past decade he supplied Shoprite with 8400 cucumbers a week, Briefly.co.za learned.
Taking to social media, Shoprite shared Mabotsa's story on their official Twitter page.
"Edwin Mabotsa started hydroponic farming in Windsorton over 10 years ago. By supporting his business, Tshwaraganang Hydroponics Cooperative has grown from strength to strength," Shoprite captioned a video of his story.
Now, Mabotsa hopes to secure the land he farms on, adding it has been an uphill battle getting ownership to land.
"Hopefully, I will be owning the land come August this year, it has been quite a difficult battle to get the land," HuffPost quoted him.
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