- A young man, Refiloe Rantakoe, has inspired South Africans with his hustle
- Refiloe quit his daytime job to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur
- Now, Rantakoe employs 20 people and runs a successful bakery
A 29-year-old man, Refiloe Rantakoe, is proof that people can achieve greatness if they only take the chance and follow their dreams.
On Tuesday, a woman, Tumelo Warona, posted about Rantakoe's success story on Twitter. She revealed he quit his job and took out a R50,000 (N1,155,198.19) loan to start his own business.
He opted to start a bakery that focuses on producing bread and he has grown it into a successful business.
The post was captioned:
"Meet 29-year-old Refiloe Rantakoe, owner of Borotho Bakery based in Soweto. Refiloe took a R50 000 loan and left his corporate job as he was unhappy with his chosen career. He went from producing 20 loaves of bread a day in 2016 to 700 this year. Borotho now employs 20 employees."
Take a look at the post below:
The post gathered over 4900 likes and inspired South Africans. Mzansi social media users applauded Rantakoe's hustle in the comment section.
Twitter user, @ferdigabaotswe, commented:
"May his business continue to grow, grow, grow and grow; and the sky must not be the limit #InsipringGreatness."
Another social media user, @antonres, wrote:
"I worked with this young man when he was on the SAB Foundation Tholoana Programme. A true entrepreneur and a gentleman. Give him your support. #buylocal"
Tweep, @siyabon81683024, added:
"Salute to the brother."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the story of Paul Orajiaka is a perfect example that Nigerian youths have great entrepreneurial spirits that could turn the least sought-after thing into an empire.
The CEO of four-story Auldon Toys building, Paul has his business situated in one of the busiest places in Lagos state, the nation’s economic valve.
At that age, he would buy from a big local trader and resell it to Park ‘n’ Shop just for a very tiny profit. It is interesting to note that he was doing that as a side hustle to his day job, How We Made IT In Africa reports.
“I am passionate about toys because I didn’t grow up with them. My dad had a strict worldview of work over play, so he brought us up working in his craft shop to learn how to make wood carvings rather than letting us play with mates,” he said.
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