Unemployment is a big problem in South Africa, particularly in rural areas and townships. While some give up and abandon their dreams, others do everything they can to find economic freedom. The pictures below show those who continue to fight for economic freedom in Orlando, Soweto.
Mantsong Maluleke she is a street vendor, she is happy at her fruits and vegetables table. Picture: Tshabalira Lebakeng
Themba Mbanjwa he owns Black Velvet Barbershop in Orlando. Pictures: Tshabalira Lebakeng
Ako Moeketsi is a shoe washer. He is preparing shoes to be collected by the owners. Pictures : Tshabalira Lebakeng
Samson Khumalo (left) is a street tailor. He is with a happy customer. Picture: Tshabalira Lebakeng