- The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing people to take matters into their own hands if they are to have any chance at survival
- One Gauteng teen decided to start a unique carwash business in order to deal with the economic devastation of the pandemic
- Connor Michau started a mobile carwash business and he visits customer's homes on his bicycle
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The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough on the economy and has had a devastating effect on livelihoods.
With work being scarce and the government failing to deliver on grant promises, one young South African man decided to take matters into his own hands and start his own businesses.
A teen from the South of Gauteng started a mobile carwash in Vanderbijlpark. Connor Michau visits customers' homes on his bicycle. Attached to the bicycle is a cart with a small vacuum cleaner and car-washing equipment.
JacarandaFM's Martin Bester spoke with the young entrepreneur who explained that the national lockdown pushed him into creating his own business.
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"I felt there was no work during the lockdown and I went to create work for myself. You need to fulfil your dreams."
Michau added that he is already fully-booked for the week and on 22 July he has to wash six cars, and another 20 cars are waiting in line for the rest of the week.
The young man charges R40 for a small car, R60 for a bakkie and R80 for a bigger vehicle. He can be contacted on 063 772 8500 for a booking.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that while the Covid-19 pandemic has been terrible on businesses, one entrepreneur has been lucky enough to be able to get her dream off the ground as she launched her product.
Maemu Lambani is a young entrepreneur from a small village called Ha Ravele in Limpopo. At age 20, Lambani started her own digital marketing agency called Fearless Trendz to help businesses in rural areas thrive.
Lambani graduated with a qualification in business management before launching her own dishwashing liquid called "Spotless", which is now sold in retail stores in Limpopo and Gauteng.
Spotless dishwashing liquid can be found at Save Rite and seven other retails stores. A 750ml bottle costs R20.
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