POLOKWANE – Motshidi Masekoameng from Ga Dikgale Kholetsheng village established his own brand of clothing nearly four years ago and says his business has been steadily growing.
He is currently studying towards a B.Sc in dietetics at the University of Limpopo but aims to open his own stores as soon as his studies are completed.
Masekoameng came up with the idea to market his local brand, Peace Out, not only to make money but to share his style with others.
“I started with nothing. I saw a unique opportunity because people always admired my style. My brand is all about street wear and formal classic, which targets young people and young adults.
“I mostly cater for Gr 12 learners by designing matric dance attire and street wear. It isn’t easy due to lack of funding and sponsors, but because I believe in myself I will hopefully reach the stars,” he explained.
“As a young person who is still studying it is challenging to go out there and make my brand known as it requires a lot of time and a serious marketing strategy.
“But my vision is for an appointed time, after I have completed my studies. I see myself as an entrepreneur, not just an entrepreneur but a solution to the high unemployment rate, which is a problem in our country.
“I am in my final year so Peace Out will soon have a store in the Polokwane CBD and in Durban. Finally, I would like to advise young entrepreneurs, or those still considering it, not to look down on themselves, in life you will reach up and fall, and when you do fall pick yourself up and soldier on.”