- South Africans are mesmerised by a young and resilient man who is fully aware that challenges cannot determine one's destiny
- The young Rudzani Maelekano has failed in many ways or aspects of his life but he never gave up and now owns a shoe business - IscathuloSA
- Maelekano is now seen as an inspiration to many youths in Mzansi and YEN News looks at the positive reactions from the social media post
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Having failed Grade 10 on four occasions, Rudzani Maelekano decided to venture into the world of business. The proud guy is now the founder of a shoe company.
The man’s influential story was detailed by @Kasi Economy on social media and naturally attracted YEN.com.gh. It is reported that Maelekano had been homeless and unemployed for seven years before thinking of starting his own establishment.
Furthermore, the proud Mzansi guy also failed to acquire his driver’s licence three times but his resilience is what inspires Mzansi. Rudzani now owns a shoe company, IscathuloSA, and his story read like this:
“Meet Rudzani Maelekano. He failed Grade 10 four times, was homeless, failed first semester in tertiary studies, was unemployed for 7 years and failed his car licence three times, but never gave up. He now owns a shoe business. Congratulations, my man! You are an inspiration.”
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The post reads:
@Armando Burrell said:
“Typical of our education system, isn't it? Why did he have to attend school and fail biology and maths while his fortunate lies in his hands?”
“Just I'm case none of you knew this before, Rudzani is not a human being - that's God's younger brother! You are strength, brethren!”
@Eglon Nkala said:
“All of us are born with different talents. You might fail on other studies countless times but on God-given talent you pass once.”
@Tshepo Dube said:
"I failed more than him but look now I am a dancer who is independent I don't even know why people thinking failing at school it's the end of their life this is a huge inspiration, my man."
@Lwanda April said:
“What a delay of life he was thought but at the end, he finally passed one thing to his ownership.”
@Kinglouis Marobela said:
“I have failed Grade 6 five times but now am a qualified stripper, school wasted my time, should have started dancing years ago.”
@Moses Dlanga said:
“No one knows the number of obstacles and odds that were stacked up against him.”
@Ernest Marwa said:
“Life is different from academics...You may pass academics and fail life or vice versa. So many graduates are getting life difficult because they depend on being employed. Entrepreneurship mind is key in life.”
Handsome SA businessman buys a truck, proudly celebrates online
In a similar article, YEN.com.gh published that Theo Baloyi of Bathu Sneakers is truly an inspiration. Taking to Twitter, the young man once again celebrated a huge milestone for his bustling business - purchasing a brand new truck, making him the owner of three big trucks.
In the heartwarming post, Baloyi also expresses delight at the fact that the truck does not only mean his business is expanding but also that the new truck will be a source of employment for two more South Africans. He captioned a pic of himself standing proudly in front of the new truck:
“As Grace keeps flowing, our mission to create sustainable jobs keeps growing. Yesterday we welcomed our third delivery truck. This means two more jobs will be created and this will bring our total employee headcount to 181 employees. Thank you for your support."