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Resilient sisters dubbed as entrepreneurs of note, Kedibone and Kekeletso Tsiloane are a living testimony that women can still make it with their joint hands to fulfill the mission of setting their hustling to greater heights.
Tsiloane siblings invented an ecobricks company, which is a joint venture, Ramtsilo Manufacturing and Construction, where they are recycling plastic waste into bricks.
Their PlastiBricks made from recycled plastic – received wide recognition last year as they came up with a very rare skill of enacting a stronger brick than conventional bricks well-known in the market.
Despite taking charge in Free State province their product has now expanded to other provinces, with Gauteng’s main suburbs Rivonia and Fourways, being leading suburbs of selling Tsiloane sisters’ products.
The pair revealed to the Ultimate voice of community that their bricks are now receiving a great momentum and are in demand countrywide.
“Our bricks are being used in residential, industrial, and commercial projects and are available nationally at building material retailers.
“The introduction of PlastiBricks is a solution to plastic pollution, the greatest benefit being that we are able to recycle any type of plastic which traditional recycling methods are unable to do,” said the duo detailing that their bricks are strong and fire-retardant.
Duo said they started with a prototype of plastic brick manufacturing in 2013 due to the awareness of plastic pollution.
Their business blossomed in 2018 when they made their mark in the market.
This is the time where the elder sister, Kedibone decided to bow out from her high paying job as an auditor to join hands with her younger sister Kekeletso who was already making strives in the business.
They opted to use all resources they have to make their ecobricks compete in the market.
Their bricks are made from 30% recycled plastics.
“They last longer than conventional bricks, as the plastic acts as a binding force, and less water enters the brick. This also limits cracks and increases a building’s lifespan,” they said.
The pair hail from Sasolburg – a large industrial city within the Metsimaholo loccal municipality.
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