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A Taxi into Cape Town
What happens when you are not white enough to be white or black enough to be black?
A taxi driver gives an alternative tour into the townships of Cape Town where he introduces me to some interesting people. An ex-convict now on parole who has spent nearly 25 years behind bars. His cases involve murder and armed robbery. A former gang member and drug dealer. Lastly a former freedom fighter who was in the trenches to fight the Apartheid regime. The taxi drive provides a running commentary that threads through "A Taxi into Cape Town".
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From necklaces to earrings, from bracelets to anklets, Elizabeth Akonobea Appiah crafts beads into iconic and glamorous ornaments. In doing so, Elizabeth has turned her childhood love for beads into a profit-making venture right from the comfort of her home in South Suntreso, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Ordinarily a lot of women make shito and sell it along the street side or in small shops but they are not so marketable because of their packaging and branding. Getting your own shito recognized is not an easy feat, considering that there are countless other labels screaming for attention.
Despite this huge potential, the current realities tell a different story. The availability of opportunities and distribution of wealth is still very minimal. Mostly young people are at the receiving end of all this. The African Development Bank(AfDB) estimates the unemployment rate among the youth aged 15-24 in Ghana at 25.6%, twice that of the 25-44 age group’. In the face of economic challenges coupled with the inadequate job openings for the youth and the not so viable government interventions for small scale enterprises in Ghana, many young men and women are creating their own opportunities and in the process creating job opportunities for others too.