- Sbusiso "Breakha" Sibeko is a Tembisa resident who decided to get creative in his battle with poverty
- Sbusiso decided to start building furniture from old oil drums, old tyres and discarded pieces of wood
- His creations are being snapped up by local bars, restaurants and event-hosting companies
Tembisa is one of thousands of townships in the country, many residents have given up hope of a better life due to the high unemployment rate which runs throughout the country.
One Tembisa man, Sbusiso "Breakha" Sibeko, has refused to give up on building a better life for not only himself but for his children. Sbusiso decided to start his own business after working in a low paying job at a courier company for many years.
Sbusiso put a lot of thought and research into his new venture and stumbled across the idea of turning old oil drums, tyres and other bits of trash into fashionable furniture.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Sbusiso has an artistic mind and sees beauty where others see scrap. He says the biggest problem for him was communicating his vision to those around him.
Today his business is flourishing and his furniture can be seen in local bars and restaurants. Event-management companies also hire him to create stunning pieces of furniture which is then used for various corporate and social events.
Sbusiso says the next step for the business is to have major furniture stores selling his items and for big corporate companies to use his furniture in their buildings.
“I hope my work will be recognised as modern innovation in the sector of waste recycling for turning trash into treasure.
Sbusiso says he hopes his business will serve as a beacon of hope to other young people, he says rather than wait for the government to help, people should take ownership of their future and start their own businesses.
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