Trash to treasure: SA teenager, 17, uses rubbish to make speakers

Trash to treasure: SA teenager, 17, uses rubbish to make speakers

- A young teenager, Olwethu Dineka, transforms trash into speakers

- He has been doing this for 7 years and is undeterred perceptions from his peers

- His mom, Zandile, fully supports him

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A 17-year-old boy in Soshanguve, Pretoria, has perfected the art of turning rubbish into hi-tech speakers.

This has been Olwethu Dineka's passion for seven years, Daily Sun reports. He uses discarded plastic containers and old electrical parts from TVs and radios.

Olwethu said his speakers have modern features such as bluetooth connectivity and USB and memory cards.

Olwethu Dineka holds one of his speakers. He's pictured with his mom Zandile. Photo credit: Daily Sun/Emily Mgidi

Olwethu Dineka holds one of his speakers. He's pictured with his mom Zandile. Photo credit: Daily Sun/Emily Mgidi

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The brilliant lad is undeterred by perceptions from his peers:

Not a lot of my peers have this skill. Going through rubbish bins can be discouraging, especially when your peers are laughing at you. But I’m not bothered because I love what I do.

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Olwethu's mom, 37-year-old Zandile, fully supports his passion. She said he is disciplined because he completes his schoolwork first before turning to his hobby.

Making speakers isn't Olwethu's ultimate goal, Briefly.co.za gathered. His ambition is to become a mechanical engineer when he grows up.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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