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There’s a tech-savvy innovative laptop

- | GOITSEMANG TLHABYE

ASPIRING entreprene­ur Mpumelelo Mahlangu from Soshanguve, north of Tshwane, will be making his mark in the telecoms industry with the introducti­on of his very own affordable laptop.

Mahlangu, 27, said the idea to create a local and affordable laptop for, in particular the youth to use, dawned on him during level three of the national lockdown.

He said with things moving more to e-learning and the online markets, he thought the youths still looking for education and work opportunit­ies would be in need of something like this to help keep them connected.

“Growing up and being raised by my elderly grandparen­ts meant that having something like a laptop was a luxury that we could not afford, and I know that many young people coming from a poor background share a similar experience.

“So for me, the main thing was to create a tool that was more accessible to our generation, with features to assist them at a much cheaper price.”

However, he said getting his business going was not without its fair share of challenges, such as getting investors and even finding the right specificat­ions for the laptop.

Despite this, Mahlangu said he decided to push forward as he did not want his background to limit him from making a mark and pushing other youngsters to reach for their dreams too.

 ?? | African News Agency (ANA) ?? YOUNG entreprene­ur Mpumelelo Mahlangu from Soshanguve set to launch his laptop.
| African News Agency (ANA) YOUNG entreprene­ur Mpumelelo Mahlangu from Soshanguve set to launch his laptop.

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