South Africans are struggling during these tough economic times, but Briefly.co.za recalls five inspirational stories of those who looked for innovative solutions.
5. Sizwe Nation's portable braai
A man known as Sizwe Nation caught the attention of Briefly.co.za through his determination and positive spirit.
The young man built a portable braai and carries it around as he grills and sells meat on the go.
Sizwe shared an uplifting Facebook post which served to inspire many:
""No blaming of the government, no self-pitying, no racial connotations and no time to procrastinate. Ons gaan voorentoe."
4. Dalon Maloka's before-and-after house pics
South Africans were touched by Dalon Maloka after he shared a captivating social media post and included before-and-after photos of a home.
Many gave his post the stamp of approval and told Maloka to keep hustling.
3. Rolivhuwa Muhashela - the 27-year-old farmer
The issue of land reform is one that remains hot on the lips of many South Africans.
It therefore came as no surprise when the story of Rolivhuwa Muhashela went viral.
The 27-year-old boasts a diploma in animal science, but has been farming with vegetables after securing a lease.
2. Do you know the muffin man?
A man known simply as the Muffin King inspired others by his professional approach to his hustling.
Although he sells baked goods at the side of a road, the man religiously dresses formally as a sign of his professionalism.
South Africans lauded the young man and wished him all the success in the world.
1. Ladies respond to #MoonchildChallenge
The #MoonchildChallenge went viral earlier this year, but one woman argued that working women were too busy to participate in the twerking contest.
Twitter user Lesego_Disipi then issued a challenge to other hard-working women to share pics of themselves while performing their jobs.
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