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Zimbabwean Living in South Africa Struggling to Run Hair Business


Hair dressing industry is a highly competitive industry in South Africa, America, Britain and other countries.

Hair dressing industry is a highly competitive industry in South Africa, America, Britain and other countries.

Millions of Zimbabweans currently live in the diaspora due to various reasons, including the tense political situation in the country and economic challenges, among many other issues.

They struggle for survival in some nations where they fight for menial jobs and top executive positions. In most cases, they settle for any job despite being armed with degrees and college diplomas.

But in some cases, they rise to the top and end up operating lucrative businesses. There are some Zimbabweans like Getrude Maganga, who operates a hair dressing saloon in Pretoria, South Africa, currently trying to curve a niche for themselves in highly competitive industries.

Maganga, who started living in South Africa in 2006, told VOA Studio 7 she is failing to get a loan to smoothly run her business.

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