- Ncumisa Mkabile has been praying and working hard and now it is time to harvest the fruits of her labour
- The young Khayelitsha woman is in the agriculture industry and is promising freshly-produced spinach to Capetonians
- Mkabile is selling her spinach at a low price of R8 a bunch if you buy 30 or more
The dream of entrepreneurship has never been more important than it is right now as job security is threatened due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
One young Cape Town woman is embracing her skills as a farmer and making sure she provides for herself as she has begun selling spinach.
The 27-year old Ncumisa Mkabile has been planting spinach on land in Khayelitsha. The spinach is ready and it is now time to harvest.
The excited farmer is selling the freshly-produced spinach for R8 a bunch if you buy 30 or more bunches. If you are buying just one bunch, it will cost you R12.
Mkabile will begin harvesting on 20 July. Her slogan is:
"I am feeding the nation one spinach bunch at a time."
Users on Twitter responded to the post, asking Capetonians to place orders and support the inspiring entrepreneur.
The young farmer is going from strength to strength. Her Facebook page reveals that while she harvests on 20 July, she will also be appearing on SABC Morning Live.
She will be part of a discussion around the topic 'Youth in agriculture, youth in poultry farming'.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that another young farmer is growing his business. Tumisang Ben Matshogo, started with only four cows and now runs a successful livestock enterprise.
He began farming in 2017 with only a handful of cattle. However, he now owns 34 cattle and even ventured into poultry farming. Matshogo revealed he founded both businesses with the money he saved up from bursaries while studying towards a Master's degree.
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