- Emmanuel Mensah, a Ghanaian salon owner in South Africa, earns nearly R20 000 monthly and desires to relocate to Canada or the US
- Despite successful business ventures, obtaining residency in South Africa, even with a child born to a South African woman, remains difficult
- Emmanuel also highlighted safety concerns for foreigners, noting that living among a higher foreign population tends to be safer in the country
Emmanuel expressed his aspirations to relocate to Canada or the US, citing challenges with obtaining permanent residency in South Africa despite his successful venture.
Salon owner discusses business in SA
In an interview with SVTV AFRICA, Emmanuel detailed his business model, stating that while some in the industry charge as low as R20 per haircut, he prices his services between R60 and R150. This strategy, influenced by the location of his salon, has proven lucrative, allowing him to generate approximately R50,000 to 60,000 rands per month.
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Man shares biggest challenges as salon owner
Emmanuel emphasised that the primary challenge lies in securing permanent residency in South Africa, particularly for foreigners. He revealed that even having a child with a South African woman does not guarantee a straightforward process.
Addressing concerns about safety for foreigners in South Africa, Emmanuel provided nuanced insights. He noted that safety depends on the specific location, stating that areas with a lower foreign population might experience more violence. Contrarily, he suggested that living in areas densely populated with foreigners tends to be safer.
America is man's final destination
Emmanuel's story sheds light on the complexities foreign entrepreneurs face in South Africa, balancing financial success with the challenges of immigration and safety concerns. His aspirations to move to North America reflect a broader trend among individuals seeking more favourable conditions for residency and business opportunities.
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"Your story moves me": Woman becomes qualified teacher after losing it all
Briefly News previously reported that a young woman shared her inspiring journey of everything she went through to achieve her dreams.
TikTok user @mukondelelianemone shared a post about becoming a qualified teacher despite facing the devastating loss of her parents and home. In the video, she shared her journey of transforming her life and rising above adversity to achieve remarkable success. Starting from scratch at a young age, this extraordinary woman embarked on an incredible journey of self-reliance.
With relentless determination and an unwavering work ethic, she poured her heart and soul into building her salon from the ground up. As the years passed, her salon thrived, and her expertise became widely recognised. However, her hunger for knowledge and passion for education led her to pursue a higher calling. Despite the demanding schedule of running a salon, she dedicated herself to obtaining a Bachelor's degree in education.