“I Salute You”: Young Man From Poor Background Learnt Farming From Gogo, Today He Owns a Business

“I Salute You”: Young Man From Poor Background Learnt Farming From Gogo, Today He Owns a Business

  • A passionate young man has taken his poor background and used it to his advantage
  • Chiloane Mahlatse wasn't able to afford tertiary education, so he learnt how to farm on his grandmother's land to make a living
  • Now Chiloane has his own farming business and he has hope to one day employ those who are in need of jobs, especially the youth
  • After his story was shared on social media, Mzansi can't stop praising the young man and wishes him all the best

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At Briefly News, we appreciate those people who rise up from tough situations and show the world that with a grateful heart and determined spirit anything is possible.

A young man by the name of Chiloane Mahlatse is the perfect example of this and his story is inspiring Mzansi.

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Chiloane stands proudly on his abundant farm. Image: Black Capitalist/Facebook
Source: Facebook

Chiloane's Story

On our Facebook page, we shared Chiloane's remarkable story and received a big response from those who are impressed by the young man.

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In the post, we detailed how the 22-year-old developed a passion for agriculture thanks to his gogo, who taught him how to use land to create a sustainable life. She had a small piece land where she cultivated indigenous crops and this is what the family survived off.

Unfortunately after finishing matric, Chiloane was unable to afford studying further so he turned to farming and used his grandmother's land to help him and his family survive. He used this as an opportunity to grow his farming skills and he eventually opened an agricultural business.

The determined young man had the following to say about his long-term goals:

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"My aim is to be an employer one day so that we can reduce unemployment in our country."

Comments of praise

After sharing the post, it received an incredible response from Mzansi with over 5 000 views, over 140 shares and more than 100 comments. People from every corner of South Africa are sending him massive praise and are proud of his hard work to make a life for himself.

Tlogelang Chiloane:

"Doing very well Motau, wishing you all the best!!! Dilo di makelele ga butši boet."

Carol-Ann Israel:

"Such an uplifting story. Well done."

Molaodi Kgomo:

"You are indeed a star keep it up boy...South Africa needs dedicated and focused youth like you...you are going far.:

Mpho Mathebula:

"Well done boy, I salute you."

Barry Leech:

"Well done young man, hard work always wins through at the end of the day."

"Blood and Sweat": Young farmer celebrates 40 hectare land investment

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In other news, Briefly News reported that A young farmer with the Twitter handle, @new_shana recently headed to the popular app to share a heartwarming celebration post after he invested in 40 hectares of farming land - something he said he used 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.

Source: Briefly News

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