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The Rep - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Ques­tion: Tell us about your oc­cu­pa­tion?

An­swer: I ob­tained a na­tional diploma in jour­nal­ism and a BA in com­mu­ni­ca­tions and PR. I am the co-founder of Avenir Me­di­a­house and the founder of Za­mantsundu Trad­ing. I am also a pho­tog­ra­pher, events co­or­di­na­tor, MC, a free­lance re­porter for Queenstown Ex­press, a so­cial me­dia man­ager, writer for Avenir Mag­a­zine and Avenir On­line. Ba­si­cally a me­dia all-rounder.

Q: Favourite hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion?

A: Def­i­nitely Cape Town.

Q: Favourite snack?

A: Any­thing served at a grill house.

Q: How im­por­tant are fam­ily and friends to you?

A: For some­one who had an iden­tity cri­sis it is very im­por­tant to me, I love fam­ily. Friends, let all friend­ships be ben­e­fi­cial and be cen­tred on fi­nan­cial growth.

Q: If you could be the pres­i­dent of any coun­try, which would you choose and why?

A: Asian coun­tries. I am very con­trol­ling and I want peo­ple to al­ways stick to the script and Asian cit­i­zens are dis­ci­plined. Wow. I also love how in­no­va­tive and fi­nan­cially driven they are. We are Africans who pur­chase African beads at Chi­nese stores.

Q: What makes you an­gry – and what makes you happy?

A: Men make me an­gry, they are so en­ti­tled. Cre­atives make me happy, whether it’s a writer, de­signer, pho­tog­ra­pher, poet etc they make me happy, the fact that we get vi­sions of how things should be and we ex­press it nicely, in words, mu­sic, vi­su­als. Cre­atives have su­per­pow­ers.

Q: Are you proudly South African and why?

A: No. Our coun­try gives SMMEs a hard time and it is so dis­cour­ag­ing when you are looked down on be­cause of not be­ing a recog­nised global brand.

Q: What do you be­lieve should be done to al­le­vi­ate un­em­ploy­ment?

A: Hire more women and put more women in lead­er­ship roles, es­pe­cially in large co-op­er­a­tives or or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Q: Do you have a hobby and if so, what is it?

A: I read up on lo­cal

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