Is Jozi's 'Traffic Light Teacher' the coolest entrepreneur ever?

2015-01-19 21:00
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Cape Town - Local motorists know beggars at traffic lights all too well, and have unfortunately become conditioned to the many pleas and melancholic sagas written on brown paper boxes. 

Update:Jozi's Traffic Light Teacher given bursary as his story goes viral

An entrepreneur frequenting the corners of Empire Road and Owl Street in Johannesburg, however, is changing the begging scene from a hopeless saga into a more entrepreneurial sphere - and he's setting the benchmark really high for people who stand and ask for money at traffic lights all over SA.

A young man, only known as the 'Traffic Light Teacher', teaches motorists Zulu words while they wait at the traffic lights, charging them R1 a word!

If you have any information about him, we would love to hear from you about Joburg's #trafficlightteacher

What do you think? Is this South Africa's most original entrepreneur? 

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