- Ayanda Kunene matriculated and boasts an additional course but still remained unemployed for years
- He eventually took the brave decision to start his own car wash business in 2018
- Kunene is saving up to invest in a compressor, vacuum cleaners and marketing to grow the business
Ayanda Kunene boasts a matric and security course qualification but remained unemployed for a number of years.
The 30-year-old was born in the Eastern Cape but moved to Gauteng with his mother in 2001.
Kunene reveals how he sold sweets and cigarettes on the road to generate an income.
In his quest to seek more sustainable income, he decided to do a short security course.
GroundUp reports that he paid R600 for the course but still struggled to find employment 3 years later.
However, in October 2018, Kunene decided that enough is enough and started his own car wash business in EbuMnandini, Tshepisong West.
The young man revealed that he makes about R200 on good days.
He has to split the revenue with his business partner but the money enables him to buy bread, vegetables and meat occasionally.
Kunene revealed that his ambition is to save R5 a day to acquire vacuum cleaners, a compressor and car polish to pump back into the business.
Briefly.co.za also understands that he’d like to have some cash available to market the business.
Kunene serves as an inspiration to others from his township as he explains that unemployment is rife in EbuMnandini.
He says, "The government should employ people from the community to pick up the rubbish. They really need to create jobs because there is so much to do here."
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