Khutsong entrepreneurs aiming high

Two young entrepreneurs are leading by example and showing struggling jobseekers how it is done. Maxwell Diphokoje (27) and Aubrey Ngoma (23), both from Khutsong, decided to venture into a business partnership in 2016 after a long time without an income. Instead of despairing, they chose to change their own lives by finding something to generate an income last November. They saw an opportunity in designing and manufacturing drinking glasses from recycled bottles as many people want unique glasses for their beverages over the festive season. The support
they received and the public reaction to their innovative handwork encouraged them to expand and make glasses, cups and vases out of used bottles. The vision for their business is to go international and reach the global market.
‘We are organising ourselves by formally registering the business and seeking sponsorship,’ says Maxwell. They aim to create employment in the Khutsong Township as they campaign the ‘do-ityourself’ mindset by producing quality handmade products. ‘We also deliver to our customers and do personal marketing in different areas of Merafong,’
says Aubrey. Their message to young people who find themselves in a similar situation is to take the initiative and never give up hope and faith. ‘Don’t sit back and wait – just go out there and get it,’ urges Maxwell. They encourage other aspiring business people to believe in what they want to do.gladiator

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