- Two years ago 3 men took it upon themselves to start fixing the potholes in their area
- The men did so out of their own pockets and served as inspiration to South Africans
- If we all followed the example of these men, perhaps South Africa would be a better place
In 2016, a Potchefstroom man decided to take matters in his own hands and start fixing the potholes in his area.
Two of his friends helped him to fix the potholes that have been driving motorists mad with their own supplies.
A Facebook user, Tommie De Beer saw them at it and decided to share their efforts with the rest of the country.
Dirkie Venter, the owner of a local scrapyard - Vendicks Scrapyard - collected disposed-of tar and used it to fix the potholes.
They heated the tar themselves in a primitive but effective manner and filled up the holes in the road.
Tommie stated that he was humbled by the actions of the men and felt proud of them for doing something about the potholes instead of just complaining about it.
If only everyone in Potch would complain less and also jump in and help.
These men were an inspiration back then, and they are an inspiration today. If less people complained and more offered a helping hand, South Africa could build itself into a better place for everyone much faster.
People applauded the three men on Facebook:
Such an unselfish thing to do. God bless you sir! Wouldn't it be wonderful if more folk did a bit every week? Not for others but for a bit of dignity - Angie Emslie
Fantastic! - Brenda Breetzke
There are many South Africans who are such an inspiration to the rest of the country, and some of them are badly under-appreciated.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported on an unidentified South African man, known only as M, risked his life to save Wilkinson on 10 May 2018, when he donated his kidney to save her.
His act of kindness helped Wilkinson spend another mother's day with her children, who called the good Samaritan a "selfless man who would risk his live to save our mom's".
These South Africans are heroes in their own right, changing lives a little bit at a time, making a large impact in the long run.
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