- Joey Pieters was forced to work for a measly R50 a day
- However, he never gave up on making a better life for himself
- Today Pieters is part of the South Africans Police Force
"Never let your dreams die" - those were the words of Joey Pieters, a member of the South African Police Force.
Earlier this month, Pieters penned his touching story on his Facebook page and it has since warmed the hearts of thousands of South Africans.
Pieters detailed that a couple of years ago, he worked as a yard cleaner for a white couple. Although he was grateful for a job, Pieters had earned only R50 a day and he knew he wanted more out of life.
"I always dreamt of a better future and at times I asked when things would change in my life," he wrote in Afrikaans.
After working for the family, Pieters landed a job as a street cleaner and he was still not satisfied.
However, he now realises it was part of the process and God tested his obedience and willingness.
"Today I serve the community with passion and I can talk to anyone," he added.
Briefly.co.za learned Pieters is now a law enforcement officer and he is living the life he had dreamt of for many years.
South Africa is a country filled with promise and opportunities for its citizens. Nandipha Sithalanga, a single mother who worked as a domestic worker, graduated this year with her degree in education.
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