A personal tragedy inspired a young man from Zeekoevlei to start his own business. When his path crossed with the Cape Town-based social enterprise Salesian Life Choices, his dream of establishing a thriving gardening service, Lawn in Order, has now become a reality. After his father’s sudden death in 2010, Nick Adriaans (26) had to literally fill his shoes. “My mom and dad were robbed one morning and that afternoon he died from a heart attack. We were devastated,” he says. N
A young man who had to repeat Grade 10 three times because of his involvement in drugs and gangs has changed his life around to become an entrepreneur, he hopes to positively impact South Africa by providing affordable eco-friendly cleaning products sold door-to-door. Khululekani Nyobole, 26, is one of the entrepreneurs to come out of the New Ventures Studio incubator, an initiative of Salesian Life Choices.
It is difficult to believe the elegant, soft-spoken entrepreneur