Streaming issues? Report here
Refilwe Moloto 2019 1500 BW Refilwe Moloto 2019 1500 BW
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
06:00 - 09:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Today with Kieno Kammies
See full line-up
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
06:00 - 09:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

'It's OK to have hope' - Facebook group #ImStaying celebrates SA's potential

19 September 2019 5:00 PM
Tags:
South Africa
Facebook page
Jarette Petzer

The Facebook group, titled #ImStaying, started off with uplifting messages and is now connecting local initiatives with investors.

The resurgence of xenophobia, rising gender-based violence, high crime stats and the unemployment rate have all cast a dark cloud over South Africa.

While many have threatened to emigrate, a group of locals on Facebook are celebrating all that's good in the country to fight against growing pessimism.

Read: These are the 10 best and worst countries for expats to live and work in

A Facebook group, titled #ImStaying, was created by Jarette Petzer for positive, like-minded South Africans to come together and inspire hope.

Petzer says the page was created in an effort to counter all the negative thinking and has since morphed into a space for ideas and investment.

The page has garnered 36 000 followers from all races, cultures and backgrounds in less than two weeks.

Now business investors on the platform are connecting with social entrepreneurs and small start-ups to help make their vision's come to life.

We had basic rules for the group such as making sure that the commentary is uplifting to the country and countrymen.

Jarette Petzer, Founder of #IAmStaying

It's nice for us to have a platfrom where we can share in these feelings.

Jarette Petzer, Founder of #IAmStaying

There's a level of liberation when you think to yourself: It's OK to not feel bad, it's OK to switch the news off, it's OK to have hope.

Jarette Petzer, Founder of #IAmStaying

To get involved join the Facebook group or contact Petzer directly via email on hello@jarette.co.za.

Listen to the discussion with Melanie Rice:


19 September 2019 5:00 PM
Tags:
South Africa
Facebook page
Jarette Petzer

Recommended

More from Lifestyle

Pediatrician entertaining patient children doctor medical 123rflifestyle 123rf

Private practices will be permanently shut without lifeline from medical aids

12 July 2020 11:52 AM

Doctors are warning that many private medical practices may be forced to close down without an intervention from medical aid schemes.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

woman-mask-covid19-virus-symptoms-self-isolation-quarantine-laptop-at-home-123rf

CT woman describes having 'terrifying' Covid-19 symptoms for almost four months

11 July 2020 11:00 AM

Cape Town tennis coach Louise Chiat says she and thousands of others have had recurring and debilitating coronavirus symptoms for months.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Great White shark 123rf 123rflifestyle

Great White named Helen filmed, for 1st time ever, strategically killing a whale

10 July 2020 11:30 AM

Shark expert Ryan Johnson recounts, in detail, the strategic way a Great White went about killing a whale 10 times its size.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sophie-rebecca-ballet-dancerjpg

Meet Sophie Rebecca, the trans ballet dancer challenging long-held stereotypes

10 July 2020 11:14 AM

UK ballet dancer Sophie Rebecca is the first openly transgender person to train on the Royal Academy of Dance's syllabus for female dancers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bill-nye-screengrabpng

[WATCH] Bill Nye The Science Guy says wear a mask!

10 July 2020 10:26 AM

This is literally a matter of life or death exclaims Bill in his TikTok video that has had over 10 million views.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town CBD during lockdown Step Above

Weekday traffic in Cape Town still way below pre-lockdown levels

8 July 2020 3:03 PM

Traffic volumes on the N1, N2, N7 and M5 freeways were only at about 65% of normal levels by the end of June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

black-family-house-for-sale-sold-property-household-investment-bond-rent-123rf

'Demand for property below R3 million is starting to recover'

8 July 2020 1:35 PM

For some properties – with interest rates at half-a-century lows – it’s becoming cheaper to buy than to rent.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Stellenbosch-wine-estate-farm-dutch-style-Cape-winelands

Stellenbosch awarded global stamp of approval for safety protocols

8 July 2020 10:23 AM

An international tourism body has declared that Stellenbosch's health and hygiene protocols meet global standards.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 insurance 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rfpersonalfinance

Shareholder activists grill Santam about 'business interruption insurance'

7 July 2020 6:47 PM

The lockdown did it – not the pandemic – so we can’t pay, argues Santam. Bruce Whitfield interviews Tracey Davies of Just Share.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cars driving in foggy weather low visibility driving safety 123rf

Capetonians, 5 tips on how to drive in foggy weather...and what not to do

7 July 2020 7:39 AM

Driving in Cape Town fog is scary. Automobile Association's Layton Beard gives a great explanation of the dos and don'ts.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward