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  • This is what South African youth will do alternatively to unemployment in the townships. A Township car wash. Instead of resorting to crime they do what we call 'zama zama'. Zama is a zulu word for trying. This particular day was a public holiday and it was a good day for business for the guys because many peole were not at work so the the off was used for bring the cars to be washed. There were about 5 guys washing the cars and another one entertaining us "clients" on the turntables. I sat there waiting for my turn to be attended to as i admired the passion and dedication this guys put to their "work". I ended up asking myself alot of questions like how much revenue they make and how do they spend it and most importantly on what? Could this be an empire in the making? I thought i will have to wait and see that one as i drove of with a smile on my face happy for the service i got.
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