A homeless young man in Sandton, Johannesburg received more job offers than he could handle after a Good Samaritan made it her mission to help him when she came across him begging for a job instead of for money or food.
Philani Dladla is a well-known feature of Joburg's streets. The Pavement Bookworm reads books and gives reviews to passers-by. If they like the review, they buy the book. This way, he pays rent and buys food. But his bigger goal is promoting literacy among children.