- A young man, Refiloe Rantakoe, has inspired South Africans with his hustle
- He quit his daytime job to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur
- Now, Rantakoe employs 20 people and runs a successful bakery
A 29-year-old man, Refiloe Rantakoe, is proof that people can achieve greatness if they only take the chance and follow their dreams.
On Tuesday, a woman, Tumelo Warona, posted about Rantakoe's success story on Twitter. She revealed he quit his job and took out a R50 000 loan to start his own business.
He opted to start a bakery that focusses on producing bread and he has grown it into a successful business.
The post was captioned:
"Meet 29-year-old Refiloe Rantakoe, owner of Borotho Bakery based in Soweto. Refiloe took a R50 000 loan and left his corporate job as he was unhappy with his chosen career. He went from producing 20 loaves of bread a day in 2016 to 700 this year. Borotho now employs 20 employees."
Take a look at the post below:
The post gathered over 4 900 likes and inspired South Africans. Mzansi social media users applauded Rantakoe's hustle in the comment section.
Twitter user, @ferdigabaotswe, commented:
"May his business continue to grow, grow ,grow and grow; and the sky must not be the limit #InsipringGreatness."
Another social media user, @antonres, wrote:
"I worked with this young man when he was on the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme. A true entrepreneur and a gentleman. Give him your support. #buylocal"
Tweep, @siyabon81683024, added:
"Salute to the brother."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on another inspiring entrepreneur. The lockdown has been tough on many companies - many of which have had to close, file for bankruptcy or lay off workers. However, one man saw a need in his community and he decided to fill it.
Election Xitsakiso Baloyi - who hails from Mankweng - decided to try out some pizza recipes at home.
He explained he tried out various recipes and sent them to his sister and her husband. Baloyi then posted snaps of his yummy creations on social media and was overwhelmed by the reaction.
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