Taking Charge: World's 1st Pothole Fishing Contest Takes Place in KZN

Taking Charge: World's 1st Pothole Fishing Contest Takes Place in KZN

- KZN residents recently became the very first people in the world to hold a pothole fishing contest

- Photos of the event were shared online by a Facebook page that explained how the pothole fishing contest came about

- Many people shared their thoughts about the novel idea in the busy comment section of the post

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Just when you think you've seen it all, KZN residents host a fishing contest that took place in the area using potholes to fish out of. Heading online, a Facebook page belonging to a group of people dedicated to cleaning up their community and bringing light to a dreadful pothole problem in the area shared pictures of the event that took place recently.

According to a news report, the event is the brainchild of Curry's Post Conservancy, which was looking for a way to raise money to employ local people to pick up litter and to generally clean up the area. They also wanted to highlight the pothole problem certain parts of KZN are facing.

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So for R20, locals were allowed to "fish" inside the potholes, in which bright yellow rubber ducks floated around while blow-up dinosaurs watched wistfully. Also in the mix was a bagpipe player that entertained the contestants.

A TimesLive article reported that the group was unable to raise a significant amount of money from people even thoughtimes are pretty tough at the moment but they were happy with the awareness that was raised around the pothole issue.

The South African also reported that many people from the community have expressed interest in cleaning up the community by themselves, therefore eliminating the need to pay someone else to do it.

Taking Charge: World's 1st Pothole Fishing Contest Takes Place in KZN
Locals have brought attention to a pothole problem by hosting a pothole fishing contest. Images: Curry's Post Conservancy
Source: Facebook

In other Briefly.co.za news, sometimes in life if you need something to be done you just have to do it yourself. Parents of the children at Jumba Senior Secondary School in Mthatha recently did this after taking the initiative to build additional classrooms at the school for their kids.

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Heading online, a man with the Twitter handle, @ghettostyler recently shared a picture of builders working on the classrooms. In the caption, he explained that the parents of the children who would be using the classrooms decided to build it for them.

"PARENTS from Jumba Senior Secondary School in Mthatha have taken a decision to build two classrooms, to assist their children with their learning, while they wait for the Eastern Cape Department of Education to assist them."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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