- All over the country young people are proving they are capable and ready to be useful in steering economic growth forward
- A young man who was given a farm has turned it into a success and also provided learning opportunities for a number of students
- D Xaba worked with women enrolled at various universities to build an irrigation system that has proved fruitful
More and more young people are proving that they are capable of being pivotal in the development of the country and economic growth.
One such young man is proof that all young people need is opportunity. The man, only known as D Xaba, was given given use of a farm by the Department of Agriculture and he has turned it into something great.
Xaba laid an irrigation system together with young women from universities. The group of young people transplanted spinach seedlings.
Even former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba was impressed with the group of young people. Mashaba slammed the government for not doing more for the youth when they are able to.
"Our government is sitting on millions of hectares of unused land. If they wanted to, they could release it and give ownership to our young emerging farmers. Well done to this young man. Inspiring."
Well done Xaba for proving young people are capable.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that 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. Mkabile will begin harvesting on 20 July. Her slogan is:
"I am feeding the nation one spinach bunch at a time."
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.
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