- #NewYearsEve is trending on Twitter as South Africans look back at the crazy year 2020 has been
- Some are celebrating getting this far and surviving a year that was filled with terrible news and heartache
- Others are hoping that 2021 brings positivity especially after the crazy year 2020 was
South Africans are stuck indoors this New Year's Eve. Although many are frustrated that celebrations are cancelled others are just happy to be able to flatten the curve by staying at home today.
#NewYearsEve is currently trending on Twitter as South Africans take a look back at the crazy year we've all had. From the year starting off as every year does to the global pandemic taking over.
SAns are tweeting about their 2020 and what they expect from 2021.
Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the tweets under #NewYearsEve:
"Give it up for yourself for surviving the year 2020 - Thank God for he has been good. Now we look forward to 2021. #NewYearsEve #2021MakeAWish."
"'Page 366 of 366' What a horrible book it was. #NewYearsEve."
"To those we've lost from the beginning of the year due to Covid-19 and those who are fighting for their lives, tonight let's #lightacandle as a symbol of hope that we will eventually beat this virus #NewYearsEve."
"When you are happy that today is #NewYearsEve. Then you realize the name of next year is literally 2020 ‘Won’."
"In 2020 I will continue being respectful to my fellow man & create opportunities for more people other than myself #NewYearsEve."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported on one of South Africa's oldest citizens turning 115 years old. Jan Steenberg was born in Colchester on 31 December 1904. He never attended formal education as his parents could not afford to pay for school fees prompting him to work on farms as a woodcutter.
The old man still walks upright though he uses crutches and a wheelchair when going out on errands. He proudly attributed his longevity to eating organic and health food. He is an avid drinker of traditional concoctions to boost his immune system.
Steenberg vowed he would break the record by becoming the oldest living person in the world. He said he was optimistic that he would survive the Covid-19 pandemic.
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