We can all agree: there are many SA bashers out there. And many of them are South Africans. “Afro pessimism” is a disease that seems to affect South Africans with ease. No matter how good or positive the news about our country, there always seems to be the dark cloud that takes over certain people and what follow is always the, “Ja, but….” or, “What about that….”

So, it was really refreshing to read an article in the Business Day by Simon Barber. Simon writes about another Simon – last name Dingle who has come up with a “hashtag” (twitter jargon) #SAis. Basically, all Twitter users can locate your tweets on South Africa via a search.

To all you uninitiated souls out there – Twitter is fun and interesting. Sign up for an account and say something positive about South Africa in 140 characters or less. Don’t forget to include the hashtag SAis.

South Africa is a wonderful country – let the world in on our big secret!


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