Man starts farm during lockdown without funding, supplies grocery stores

Man starts farm during lockdown without funding, supplies grocery stores

Langa Msongelwa started a farm during the lockdown and didn't use a cent of taxpayers money

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He fonds his agricultural enterprise himself and now employs up to nine people and sells his produce to Spar and Boxer grocery stores

Social media users and aspiring farmers were inspired by Langa's remarkable success story

A social media user who wears many hats has celebrated a man called Langa Msongelwa who successfully started a farm without any funding.

Kwanda Nyazeka, @kwanda_nyazeka, took to Twitter to celebrate the young man who now supplies Spar and Boxer grocery stores with his produce.

Farming, @kwanda_nyazeka, social media
Langa Msongelwa has inspired potential farmers with his amazing success. Photo credit: @kwanda_nyazeka
Source: Twitter

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Langa employs nine people on his farm. Nyazeka interviewed him on his YouTube channel.

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The farmer has only been running his farm for a year and he explained how he started his farm. He did have to self fund his project but now he is reaping the benefits.

Langa started producing cabbage and spinach when the lockdown was announced in South Africa in March 2020. He now supplies his produce to Spar and Boxer Stores in his home town.

He is based in the Eastern Cape-Bizana town, Matwebu location.

Social media users reacted to the inspirational story

@Agric_young:

"Seeing Young black farmers winning ❤️❤️."

@tshisamntwana:

"The future is in good hands."

@WinnieD_SA:

"Congratulations Langa. Okuhle kodwa "

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that Twitter user, @vocalAngel101, took to the platform to share some positive news about a group of young black man who are taking the agricultural sector by storm and inspiring others in the process.

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In the post, @vocalAngel101 says:

"They are from the Texas of South Africa... young black men with farms and livestock... the meat suppliers... some have butcheries and other businesses... the sky is the limit... first of November #Ayikhale Cassper"

"Blood and sweat": Young farmer celebrates 40-hectare land investment

In other news, Briefly News reported on a young farmer with the Twitter handle, @new_shana, who recently headed to the popular app to share a heartwarming celebration post after he invested in 40 hectares of farming land - something he said took blood, sweat, and tears to do.

In the highly inspirational and motivational post, the young man also explains that he is now working overtime to find people to invest in the property and this has definitely not been something easy to do.

"A 40-hectare investment ❤️ Blood and Sweat!!! Going insane looking for investors Some investors pulling out mid-session! This coming season we double our production! 100 hectares here we come!!! #FarmingWithShana," he captioned some snaps of the beautiful farm."

Source: Briefly.co.za

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