- A woman was lauded on social media for her selfless act in order to keep South Africa clean
- She took matters into her own hands by recruiting 3 men to clean a littered road and paid them with her own money
- The post inspired others to follow suit and arrange more clean-ups themselves instead of waiting on municipalities
A determined lady was lauded on social media for making a difference by helping to keep her town clean.
Em Watson drove by a road which was becoming increasingly festered with litter.
Not content to wait on the municipality to clean the area, Watson took matters into her own hands and enlisted the help of three men, who were looking for work.
The men cleaned the road, which lies somewhere in Hartbeespoort, and collected 15 bags filled with rubbish.
Watson generously paid the men herself and disposed of the rubbish.
She called on others to assist her with an even bigger task – to clear the area close to the dam wall picnic area.
The news was shared on the Kormorant Facebook page and Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelmingly positive reaction.
Thami Matshego said, “God bless your heart. You are giving some of us a lifelong lesson.”
Glenda Maguire commented, “Thank you so much have a look at a FB called https://www.facebook.com/helpuptoday/ we sponsor Help Up Avatars to clean up areas in Cape Town. They are making a huge difference. Our business would definitely donate towards regular clean ups in Harties.”
Louise G Cheary replied, “This is Awesome. If only humans can be like that.”
Eunice Serfontein added, “Have a look at World cleanup day. They have an app for collaborating cleanup efforts and mapping dumping areas for later cleanup. Great initiative to join!”
Christian Venter said, “Give this man n bottle Bells! Sir I salute you, what a great initiative!”
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