Profitable niche in sneaker washing

Backyard hustle breaks into formal economy

Lethabo Mokoena has moved from washing sneakers at people's backyards to opening stores in the two biggest cities in the country.

Mokoena, 30, from Daveyton in Ekurhuleni is the founder of retail sneaker laundry chain stores named Walk Fresh and recently launched a fourth store in Cape Town...

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