- A local woman and her fiance have designed an incredible app to help track the unrest
- Devi Pillay and her partner, Chris are the inventors of 'Unrest Map' and hope their new invention will help SA in the future
- Mzansi was definitely grateful to the couple for helping keep order and headed to the comments section to share their thoughts
A local woman and her lovely fiance are helping South Africans through this very difficult time with their new invention. The KZN couple has created an amazing app allowing locals to keep track of where looting action is taking place.
Heading to her Twitter account, @pillaydevi shared the fantastic news. According to her post, her brainy fiance Chris had designed the app to track incidents of violence and looting in and around KZN.
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The tracking app, called Unrest Map, is updated regularly and get's its information from accredited journalists and social media sources. The couple also hopes their little invention will help South Africans better deal with similar situations in the future.
South Africans were definitely grateful to the couple for their work. Check out some of their comments below:
"Hi Devi... we've got a similar crowdsourcing map on the go... probably not as sophisticated but it's to try to help people figure where they can get food."
"This is great. Thank you! Any chance you can add when the incidents occurred?"
"Amazing Devi. Looking to share this with someone I know. Welcome back (for now)..."
"This is really important work. People need to access healthcare, treatments etc. knowing where there are issues will assist in getting to the right place safely."
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"Great initiative and valuable public service. Thank you."
"This is excellent. Thanks for sharing."
"Wow. Great news. Thank you Folded hands so much. Will explore."
Woman vows to take care of a poor boy who looted clothes, asks Mzansi to find him
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that with the looting incidents and violent protests calming down in Gauteng, one young boy’s plight has caught the attention of a generous social media user. The boy is seen in a video showing new clothes he looted from one of the shopping malls.
According to a video shared by @SixoGxilishe, she wants to clothe the young boy and has urged people who know the boy to contact her. She says her generosity will not just be a once-off thing but she will continue to look after the poor kid.
The post reads:
“First time hearing you talking sense..thanks for him in advance.”
“Maybe because you don't follow Sixo, she has helped a lot of people, she just doesn't go around bragging.”
“@TheeLinda said she knows where we can find him when @BlessingMonyai and I and the rest of the group were looking for him Hoping we can join and bring out the best.”
“Blessed is the hand that gives than the one that receives.”
“Sixo, can you please make us aware should he be found. A couple of friends want to extend a helping hand.”
“Helping him alone won't solve the problems of the majority our government is vividly ignoring your post is from a good space but that will never be enough pity.”
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Source: Briefly News