- A heartwarming post about farmers uniting with taxi drivers has been proudly shared in Facebook's ImStaying group
- According to the post, the unlikely group had a massive braai during which they discussed service delivery problems in their area
- Many people loved the post and soon headed to the comment section to share their thoughts about the unlikely union
One thing we never expected to see in South Africa was taxi drivers and farmers enjoying a meal together while tackling societal issues. A young woman, Elana De Lange Bester, however, has shown us it is possible after heading to Facebook's ImStaying to share a post about a mass braai held by farmers and taxi drivers who have united to tackle service delivery issues in Ficksburg.
"Farmers and taxi drivers doing a 'braai' together? Yes, it's really happening in #Ficksburg today! The community of #Ficksburg recently formed a forum called Sechaba sa Ficksburg. They represent farmers, taxi associations, emerging farmers, teachers, etc.
"The forum has one common goal, namely to address the dire state of roads and lack of service delivery in the area. Hoping this peaceful protest will have a positive impact and results. Great things happen when our nation stands together! That's why #ImStaying."
Locals had this to say about the motivational post:
Guy De Cafmeyer said:
"Well done to all of you."
Christina Matsambire said:
"This is the definition of UBUNTU, very inspiring and yes this should definitely spread across the country."
Ansie Venter said:
Celia Snyman said:
"Show the world that politics will not have the last word."
In similar inspirational Briefly.co.za news, 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 was 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.
So for R20, locals were allowed to 'fish' for various sponsored prizes 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.
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