eNCA: #Im staying tries to spread positivity

Some South Africans are celebrating the good news coming out of the country. The Facebook group, #ImStaying is drawing hundreds of thousands of South Africans. It’s been months of bad news for South Africans, from a slowing economy to the scourge of gender-based violence. Many South Africans are questioning why they should stay in the […]

South Africans band together with #ImStaying

What is up with the South African psyche that one Facebook page can change much of the national social media conversation from negativity and despair to hope and love? #ImStaying, which Cape Town real estate entrepreneur Jarette Petzer started this month, had by late yesterday acquired 250000 members, and touched many hearts. “I didn’t realise […]

South Africa rocks! Warts and all!

The Van Rensburg family returned to South Africa in mid-2018. They recount their homecoming journey after many years abroad. The 29th June 2019 marked a year back in South Africa after 16 years for my husband and 11 years for me living in the United Kingdom. We both went there after school/university, so never worked […]

“Our hearts are singing, we are home”

  Homecomer Jennifer McQuillan recounts her homecomer journey since returning four months ago.  We arrived in Johannesburg in September, and the last four months have been wonderful and frustrating and hectic and on the whole, oh so very GOOD. South Africa is one rather special place… we are getting used to being greeted by strangers […]

SA homecomers put the G in G&T in CT

Blogger Ilana Sharlin Stone speaks about why she loves the homecoming story of South Africans Leigh Lisk and Lucy Beard.  Leigh and Lucy met at university in Grahamstown, South Africa, where they both studied law. After travelling via Land Cruiser through Africa and on to Europe, they arrived on a friend’s doorstep in London, broke and […]

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