From Soccer to Tyre Artisan

When South African third-year agriculture economics student Benathi Mayikela couldn’t pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player, he turned to entrepreneurship. The 23-year-old now makes furniture and other products out of tyres and runs a cleaning service.

“I’d always dreamt of being a professional soccer player. As a boy, I represented North West in the Danone Nations Cup in 2008.” Said Mayikela.