Social media platforms can be used to do great evil or great good - it all depends on who is on the other side of the keyboard. Recently, South Africans celebrated a local pilot's success on Twitter, showing the awesome side of social media.
A local tweep who is known for spreading good news, advice and generally good vibes on social media, Sure Kamhunga shared a South African pilot's story and it touched the hearts of many.
The writer has gained quite a reputation as a person who shares positive messages, encourages positive debates and offers great advice.
He shared Nkululeko Sokweba's story and tweeps joined in celebrating the young man's achievement.
Nkululeko is from Madelakufa Informal Settlement Area in Tembisa and dreamed of being a pilot since he was 4 years old.
His father, a cleaner at OR Tambo International Airport, used to take him to the airport on weekends and he would imagine himself in one of the big planes.
The young man has since put in 400 hours in the air and enrolled for BSc in mathematics & physics.
His achieving his dream. We wish this young man only the best on his journey through the clouds.
Here's what South Africans had to say:
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