The Rep - - EDITORIAL OPINION - with in­tern Unathi Nta­pane

Ques­tion: Tell us about your oc­cu­pa­tion.

An­swer: I am serv­ing as a com­mu­ni­ca­tions in­tern at Chris Hani Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Q: What in­spires you?

A: My baby. I want her to have ev­ery­thing she needs with­out any strug­gle. I want her to have a bright fu­ture.

Q: What would you still like to achieve in your life?

A: My dream is get a per­ma­nent job so I can give back to my fam­ily by ex­tend­ing my home. Af­ter that I plan to get my own prop­erty.

Q: What is it that peo­ple do not know about you?

A: I love be­ing cre­ative and cook­ing up a storm, es­pe­cially when a bunch of in­gre­di­ents are in my favour.

Q: If you were the pres­i­dent for the day, what would you do?

A: I would fight to elim­i­nate cor­rup­tion in the coun­try and I would find ways to cre­ate more jobs with the aim to re­duce crime.

Q: What do fam­ily and friends mean to you?

A: I am grate­ful to have my fam­ily and friends. When I am far away from home, I rely on my friends for my sup­port sys­tem.

Q: What do you be­lieve can be done to meet SA’s un­em­ploy­ment chal­lenges?

A: Youth should em­brace com­ing to­gether to start up as co-op­er­a­tives or a form of busi­ness. The only prob­lem is that they are not al­ways aware that there are plat­forms avail­able to of­fer them sup­port.

Q: What is your mes­sage to young peo­ple?

A: The youth should learn to stand up for them­selves. They should make use of the knowl­edge which they gain through get­ting an ed­u­ca­tion and their nat­u­ral tal­ent to build their lives. If one fails, an­other one has to work.

Q: Would you con­sider your­self to be proudly South African and why?

A: Yes, be­cause I am part of a coun­try that has an amaz­ing cul­tural di­ver­sity, beau­ti­ful land­scape and the big five which are the pride of our na­tion. And need I add how quick we are to for­get our dif­fer­ences when we are united through our shared pas­sion for sport?

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