- The Soshanguve 'Block R' community came together to make their environment a better place
- They teamed up to clean up an illegal dumping site which has been a cause for concern for sometime
- Facebook users loved the message that the community was sending to the rest of the country
Sabelo Clement Ntuli shared an inspirational post on Facebook in the #ImStaying group about how the Soshanguve 'Block R' community came together to clean up an illegal dumping site.
Sebelo said that those who couldn't join in contributed with money for cool drinks.
"Community of Soshanguve 'Block R' coming together to eliminate one of the illegal dumping sites. Some community members who could join us Contributed with money for cold drinks."
Here are some of the reactions from Facebook users to the community's efforts:
"You can turn your community into a tourist attraction. Well done for taking the initiative."
"If we stand together as a community we will achieve our goal. Well done Soshanguve Block R . May our fellow communities follow in your footsteps. A clean environment eliminates sickness and ridden."
"Watching from overseas I am seeing a changing groundswell of movement. The eyes of South Africans are opening with speed. The movement of working together to clean up the environment will bring millions of people together and with this an opening of minds to changing voting habits to benefit all of South Africa. Keep doing this wonderful work together change for the better is coming."
"This is our nation! We want it clean, and where things work. If those we have supported cannot fulfil their obligations, we will not whine or whinge, we will act in the best interests of ALL!"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that it was an unbelievable moment for Jonathan Deevian Vickory when his girlfriend Vanessa Louw made an effort to find the owner of a mobile phone she picked up in a taxi.
Despite the fact that many subscribe to the notion that one man's loss is another man's gain, they went to extreme lengths to return the device to its rightful owner.
Vickory shared this inspirational story via the popular Facebook page, #ImStaying, where the proud boyfriend expressed delight as they successfully handed the cellphone back to athe unnamed owner.
According to Vickory, his girlfriend made a number of attempts to locate the owner through various Facebook pages but with no success.
In other news, 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."
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