- A social media user, Katlego Maseng, took to Twitter to share the inspiring story of a local entrepreneur
- Uzair Essack is the 27-year-old founder of a company that has ties overseas
- Not only has he achieved international success, Essack also made Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 list
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More and more local success stories are making their way on social media. Twitter user Katlego Maseng shared one of these stories.
The graphic designer shared the story of Uzair Essack, the 27-year-old founder of a vegetable and fruit company that exports to over 20 countries.
Maseng captioned the post:
"Meet the 27-year-old Bcom graduate who took the leap by becoming self-employed, Uzair Essack. He is the founder and managing director of CapeCrops. CapeCrops exports fruits to over 20 countries and employs 12 people. He was named as one of Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 leaders."
Take a look at the post below:
Last year, Essack was named the 2019 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year category, beating 14 other finalists to take the title.
News24 reported Essack walked away with R50 000 worth of mentorship vouchers from Business/Partners and R70 000 cash which - which he planned to use to travel and establish new markets.
Earlier this year, Essack achieved yet another amazing feat. He was named among Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 list.
According to IOL, Essack said Elon Musk is his inspiration. He was quoted saying:
"A fellow South African born entrepreneur, he has many business which are in many industries and are all extremely innovative."
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Earlier, we reported on another businessman. South Africans were inspired by the story of Tommy Makgatho, an entrepreneur who did not even finish high school but managed to establish one of the biggest retail operations in the country. Briefly.co.za took a look at his inspiring success story.
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