Limpopo Graduate Makes Bricks to Support Family of 7: “I Wanted to Sustain Myself”

Limpopo Graduate Makes Bricks to Support Family of 7: “I Wanted to Sustain Myself”

  • A young lady from Limpopo is working hard to ensure her family is able to sustain themselves
  • The 23-year-old is a graduate from the University of Venda and will obtain her second qualification in 2024
  • Briefly News spoke to Tshilate Pfunzo, who said she supports her entire family with her brick-making business

A hard-working young woman who lives near Thohoyandou in Limpopo is doing the most to give her family a great life.

A young woman in Limpopo who makes and sells bricks
Tshilate Pfunzo is a graduate and makes bricks in Limpopo. Image: Supplied.
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Tshilate Pfunzo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language Practice from the Univesity of Venda and will soon graduate with her Postgraduate Certifcate in Education. She was honoured in a post by African Media.

Briefly News spoke to the young lady, who makes bricks to support herself.

Young lady makes bricks

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The 23-year-old said that she decided to make bricks because she had an open space at home that could be used to run her small business:

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"I learned the skill from the time we used to do bricks to build our own house but I’ve also tried to improve on my own."

Tshilate not only supports herself but her entire family, with the graduate the only person who works in the household:

"We are a family of seven. I’m supporting my whole family, my three siblings, parents, and grandparents."

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Tshilate explains that she wants to expand her business:

"I want to see myself owning trucks and having my own hardware company."

The entrepreneur's mom, Azwindini Julia Tshilate, is incredibly proud of her:

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"I am happy to have given birth to a daughter who is able to think beyond what we as society believe daughters are capable of."

The sis has a good head on her shoulders and will surely go places!

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In another inspiring story, Briefly News wrote about a hard-working self-taught carpenter in Soweto who has decided to start an agricultural enterprise after some career setbacks.

The young lady makes beautiful Wendy houses and is an ardent businesswoman and says she prefers to be self-employed than work for others. Her determination is truly inspiring and endearing.

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Source: Briefly News

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at:

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