Cab driver Sibusiso Nala has opened up to Briefly.co.za about his life journey. It was not always easy for him and life was hard but he persevered to get to where he is today.
Sibusiso Nala, who hails from Baldaskraal, Ladysmith spoke to Briefly.co.za in an exclusive interview about how he got to where he is today. Sibusiso finished matric in the year 2015, after that he did small jobs so that he could save up to do his driver's license.
When he finally passed his driver's license, he worked for Thandi Ndlovu, a woman who owns a funeral service. He worked there for a while until he met a man named Msholozi, who asked him if he liked working there.
Sibusiso decided to move on after Msholozi told him about a new cab-hailing service that had started to get popular in Mzansi.
Msholozi then sent Sibusiso to Gauteng to make a new living driving people around. He started his profile and started making money. After a year, Sibusiso could afford to buy himself a new ride.
"I want to thank Mr Msholozi and the Zuma family who helped me to have a better life," said Sibusiso.
He continued to work hard and started getting jobs from clients who paid him very well. As time went on he could afford to buy a truck. He also now owns a salon in Newcastle.
"I'm proud of myself. I built a big house for my family and I changed my home in the rural area to become a townhouse. I would like to thank God and my ancestors," said Sibusiso.
He now drives an Audi Q7 Quattro seven-seater and owns six other cars. He also thanked his grandmother and his mother for his success. He said that from telling his life story, he hopes that he can teach people to never forget where they come from.
In other inspirational news, Briefly.co.za had an exclusive interview with a man who created a free app to vet ride-hailing drivers in SA. James Baloyi managed to turn a negative personal experience into an initiative to help South Africans.
With ride-hailing services still a relatively new concept in Mzansi Baloyi has created DCheck, an app to aid citizens in rating drivers. Briefly.co.za chatted to Baloyi, who explained the story behind his initiative which isn't designed as a business, but rather a tool to assist.
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