- The Senekal and Matwabeng communities have taken matters into their own hands and cleaned up their towns
- Leigh-Ann Henderson van Rensburg shared an inspirational story about how five men have repaired over 400 potholes
- Facebook users praised the community for sending a powerful message to the rest of the country
Leigh-Ann Henderson van Rensburg shared an amazing story about how just five men have repaired over 400 potholes in the Senekal and Matwabeng areas.
This came about after the community decided that they needed to take matters into their own hands and revitalise their towns.
Community volunteers started tidying gardens, repainted road markings, cleaned up areas and repaired potholes. Leigh-Ann shared a pic of five men who have been responsible for repairing over 400 potholes.
"I live in Senekal. A little town that made its way onto the map in October 2020. I’m sure you all know what I’m referring to. This post is not about that day. It’s about what happened SINCE that day.
"Our community decided to turn things around in Senekal and Matwabeng. The Senekal / Matwabeng Community Forum was created and the overall revitalisation of our town has started.
"Members of the community are volunteering their services to fix potholes, clean up areas, tidy up gardens, repaint road markings and much more. This isn’t about race, religion, politics or social stance - it’s purely about people wanting to better their community for future generations.
"The 5 guys wearing vests in this photo have fixed more than 400 potholes in the last few weeks. Because they want to. They want to make a difference. They also want to stay. And that’s why #ImStaying in #Senekal"
Facebook users loved the message the community is sending to the rest of the country:
Miranda Beesly Coutts:
"When the people of SA get together, wonderful things are done. Don't need a government, just caring between is all."
"That is SOUTH AFRICA I KNOW I have grown up with the mentality of working together to make it better for our community........the was Letsema for everything...little donations to maintain. our schools and clinic's ... this is wonderful we cant wait for others to do for us."
Wendy Gail Abrahams:
"That's absolutely wonderful. God bless all the efforts of everyone in Senekal. Very proud of you all. Wish all communities would have the heart you guys have. To bring dignity and beauty back to your town."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 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."
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