South Africa is filled with negative stories about crime, corruption, lack of services, expensive goods, and more.
It is easy to become despondent most of the time.
Just yesterday I about flipped when a driver decided to overtake me in an intersection only to come to a complete halt in front of me.
I wonder at times why folks are in such a hurry to seemingly get nowhere.
Nonetheless,this post is about cheerful dreams.
Well more specifically about the dreams of a young man in the rural area of Limpopo who builds his own cars from scratch and he does so without any formal training.
Augustine Mabasa is a 29 year old brother who lives in Siyandani village. Despite enormous challenges he assembled scrap metal to build an electrical car that can achieve 30kmh.
And it is a sweet looking ride too, don't you think?
I am absolutely amazed at his will to achieve. Most South Africans are not even thinking about electrical cars.
In fact, I am yet to even see a Hybrid (Prius) on the roads.
Augustine says that folks used to laugh at him but I guess they not laughing so hard now that he has won a two-year scholarship (learnership) from Nissan South Africa.
I like his ride. The detail and lines are tight.
This is one cool story.
I want to pause a moment longer and wish the brother all the luck in the world.
Story and Picture Credit