Lockdown a blessing for Langa teen entrepreneurs

While lockdown has had a crippling impact on many businesses, for a group of teenagers in Langa it's led to financial relief.

CAPE TOWN - While lockdown has had a crippling impact on many businesses, for a group of teenagers in Langa it's led to financial relief.

Langa local Colin Mkosi started Cloudy Deliveries in February.

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The company provides a delivery service for residents in the township, collecting groceries or takeaways on their bicycles and dropping it off at customers' homes for a small fee.

Initially, the service was aimed at helping elderly residents in Langa.

When lockdown was implemented, Cloudy Deliveries became a hit with even more locals.

The business started out with seven second-hand bicycles, which frequently broke down.

With the help of local government and NGOs, it has grown to a company with 21 bicycles. 

Mkosi says one of his goals is to tackle youth unemployment.

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eNCA