- Treasure Thabede shared his inspiring story of starting his own restaurant in his home town
- According to Treasure, seven years ago he began selling food under the trees in Mkhondo, Mpumalanga
- In less than three months' time, Treasure will be relaunching his restaurant in a magnificent building with a lounge
Treasure Thabede shared his story of starting his own restaurant selling food under the trees in his home town of Mkhondo in Mpumalanga. Seven years ago, Treasure started this endeavour.
In less than three months, Treasure will be relaunching his restaurant with a lounge. He says more than 30 unemployed people will now be employed by him. He named accountants, chefs and administrators as a few of those who will be employed.
Treasure's inspiring and powerful post got many people talking. He shared it to the #ImStaying group on Facebook.
Treasure's full post read:
"Seven years ago I started a restaurant selling food under the trees in my home town #Mkhondo. It was very uncomfortable because the society where you live in would expect you to get a "proper" job after graduating from a university. But what are you supposed to do when you are unemployed?
"Over the years I have noticed that in South Africa we need more businesses than employment. Simple question: Where are we supposed to be employed if we don't start businesses? In less than 3 months I will be relaunching my restaurant, coupled with a Lounge, and more than 30 unemployed people will be employed including accountants, chefs, administrators etc.
"If I didn't start selling food under the trees seven years ago, would there be such opportunities? Let's start and keep #staying."
Take a look at some of the lovely messages Treasure received from Stayers.
Kudzani Tenga Mlalazi wrote:
"This is amazing. I always say we need to start creating our own employment. Start those businesses. Well done."
Mucha Mai Anesu Mpofu said:
"Wish for you more and more restaurants around the country, such an inspiration."
Izieta Nieuwoudt Combrinck commented:
"Fantastic, well done and good luck."
Carmencita Marques added:
"Congratulations. May you go from strength to strength."
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According to Nkosinathi, his mother was a small-scale farmer up until her untimely passing last year and his father is currently a farmer as well. Nkosinathi decided to start farming this year as he enjoys providing food for people.
In this exclusive interview, Nkosinathi speaks to Briefly.co.za about why he farms, how he farms and the difficulties he has experienced.
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