Many people in Umbumbulu are not working at the moment. Some have decided to open their own small businesses so that they can earn money for food, clothing and other essentials.
The easiest business to open is a street-vendor one as all you need to have is a table on the side of the street. Here you can sell fruit, sweets, fatkoek or fried-chips to the people who are passing by This can be a steady income as people are buying stuff like this everyday but you must make sure that you sell a product that is in demand in that specific area and also something that not too many other people are selling.
Other street-vendors sell full meals such as maize meal, samp with beans, stiff pappa and curry and rice to taxi-drivers and passengers and set up their stalls next to the taxi ranks.