- A 33-year-old man has taught himself an impressive craft
- Ike Lekgoro, who is based on Limpopo, handcrafts shoes, belts and leather bags
- His workmanship was applauded by South Africans online
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With the unemployment at an all time high, more and more people are paving the way for themselves.
One man, 33-year-old Ike Lekgoro, taught himself how to make shoes, belts, wallets and bags with genuine leather.
His story was shared on Twitter by social media user Blessings Ramoba on Monday.
Ramoba captioned images of Lekgoro's work:
"Ike Lekgoro a 33-year-old based in Burgersford Ga-Sekhukhune Limpopo. He is a self-taught cobbler who manufactures genuine leather shoes, leather belts and wooden leather bags.'
Take a look at the post below:
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Social media users were inspired by Lekgoro's hustle and they applauded his craftsmanship.
Kobus Wiese commented:
"Outstanding craftsmanship, well done Ike! Wish you all the best."
Twitter user, @Nkgapele6, added:
"Allow me to choose him as youth of purpose! I salute him."
Kele Botes, who goes by the Twitter handle @KeleBotes, wrote:
"This is beautiful, may the Lord establish the work of his hands to create wealth and enlarge his territories. Blessings to him and to you for raising the awareness about his work."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported South Africa's unemployment rate has reached its worst level in 10 years and this is likely the most devastating effect of the coronavirus lockdown aside from the fatalities.
The unemployment rate has increased to 30.1%, meaning one third of all able workers in SA are without jobs.
Some people may be surprised to learn that the formal sector has reported more job losses than the informal sector.
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