South African Entrepreneur Ludick Marishane is one of the few Africans passionate about developing innovative solutions to aid better living condition for human beings.
Ludick who founded Headboy Industries is presently South Africa’s youngest patent-filer due to his conceptualisation of DryBath,- the world’s first bath substitute at age 17.
DryBath products come in form of skin gel which can be used for bath without using water.
Speaking on what inspired DryBath, he explained that one of his friends back in school was too lazy to bath one fateful day, then he thought of how people can clean themseleves without going through the stress of bathing, then he conceptualised DryBath though he didn’t have enough capital to actualise the idea then.
Ludick explained that having a father who was a human resource background, and has contributed actively to his life since childhood even after separating with his mother when he was 6, also helped him achieve his plan.
After high school, Marishane was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and he used part of the fund gotten to continue the development of his idea. In addition to this , his business plan won third place in a competition during his first year at UCT and the price money was use to develop the prototype of his id
In 2011, Ludick was rated as the best student entrepreneur in the world and in the same year Google named him one of the twelve brightest young mind in the world. He continued making impact with his products and in December 2013, TIME mazagine named him one of the thirty under 30 people changing the world. Ludick was one of the only two Africans on the list.
This South African genius is out here to make impacts and help other young minds understand that in order to be successful, they need to be determine as well as look for support from the right people and platform.