In 2013 and 2014 I spent more time with an organisation called “Siyaya” than I did on my university work. The work I did with Siyaya involved helping township entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and providing them with various forms of support.

I looked forward to going out there every Friday. It was the highlight of my week.

And I did it for free, because I loved it.

Fast forward 4 years, to today, and I just had my proposal accepted by a consulting company to do similar work with township entrepreneurs, helping them to innovate and leverage various opportunities.

It’s a more advanced version of what I did as a hobby.

And now I’m getting paid for it.

I would probably still do this kinda work for free. But being paid for it means I can dedicate my time to do. I can do the project properly and support myself, instead of having to work a different job and do this on the side.

It took a while, and I didn’t think I’d get there, but I’m getting paid to do what I love.


Image was taken in Khayelitsha in 2014 after one of our entrepreneurship events

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