- Two South African women were applauded for their business sense
- The beautiful ladies use recycled plastic to make bricks
- Their business not only helps the environment, but it also creates employment
Two young women have decided to take matters into their own hands and they started a business that not only saves the environment but gives struggling people a means of an income.
The two ladies, who run Plasti-Bricks, went viral on Mzansi social media after Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux posted their story online.
He captioned the post:
"These ladies make bricks that are made from recycled plastic, the young ladies employed 15 young other people and created a number of indirect employment by employing a number of waste pickers, who they buy plastic from. First plastic bricks in South Africa."
South Africans applauded the young ladies for starting their own business and creating jobs, however, some were left wondering how effective plastic bricks would be in building homes.
The young woman set social media users' minds at ease, explaining how the bricks work.
"The bricks have the same look and feel as the conventional cement bricks so they can be cemented and plastered like any other brick" - they said.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on another lady who started her own company after she was retrenched.
Michelle Mathuloe was retrenched from her job as a pharmacist's assistant in 2016. She decided to take the opportunity to get training on how to manufacture furniture using pallets and car tires. Her business is thriving.
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