Fixing surfboards and paddle skis, and selling them, doesn’t sound like an obvious first venture for a young entrepreneur who grew up in the dry Northern Cape.

But as André Thirion explains, if you have lived in Aggeneys and Kathu “you are fascinated with water”. In addition, the Orange River passes through the region, contributing hugely to the province’s economy, which, according to Thirion, is “booming”. ..

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