Creating own work an option for matrics now

YOU have a matric, but not a university pass. Now what? The future for matriculants looking to enter the job market this year was bleak, with only four out of every 10 matriculants destined to find jobs, Debt Rescue chief executive Neil Roets said. But it is not all doom and gloom. Youths have the power to choose to try for a job and even make their own work. Twenty-year-old Mthatha clothing designer “Luno” Mphamba said receiving a D pass hit him in the gut like a punch. He looked at his hobby, making hip clothing on his dad Jimmy’s sewing machine, and decided to keep on going with his own label, LunoWear RSA. Sales and demand have grown. He receives requests from around the country, has clients in London and already has three people working for him. “Never give up on what you love the most because you can fulfill any dream you really want to fulfill,” he said.

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