The uncertainty that comes with the COVID- 19 pandemic has affected every part of our lives and has left many people sceptical about the longevity of their finances.
For Lusindiso Malgas, this period has given him the opportunity to be creative about how he makes his money in order to feed his family. Instead of sitting at home, Malgas has taken to the streets to make people smile with his funny placards while making money out of it.
The father of three collects money from the motorists who use Cape Town’s Blouberg and Tableview area on a daily basis. Malgas believes that a smile goes a long way, and encourages people to smile to each other as a way to uplift spirits during these hard times.
Malgas’s main aim is to make people laugh during these rough times. A good Samaritan, Brendan Cottle saw how Malgas impacted his life through his smile and wanted to share it with the rest of the world, while also making his dream of becoming a homeowner through a crowdfunding.
Cottle has started a crowdfund on Backabudy called Help Lusindiso Buy A House. “I intend to show Cape Town how Lusindiso and his smile impacted me. I hope it can do the same for others. The dream is to raise enough funds for Lusindiso, to place him in a position to purchase a house for him and his family”, said Cottle.