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Agripreneurs are hunting for green gold on Johannesburg's rooftops

The soaring "Chamber of Mines" building in central Johannesburg, a hub for South Africa's mining industry, is a symbol of a bygone era when pioneers began flocking here in the late 19th century to dig for gold.

Today, it is also the site of a new venture aiming to entice the city's unemployed youth into green entrepreneurship.

The action this time is happening not underground but sprouting from the rooftops of the inner city's iconic skyscrapers.

The initiative to create urban gardening businesses on vacant roofs was launched more than a year and a half ago by the public-private Johannesburg Inner City Partnership.

photo credit: Onasill ~ Bill Badzo

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