The “We Love You South Africa” banner was put up by a group of citizens who wish to remain anonymous but want to remind the country that we are united!
Western Cape, South Africa (16 July 2021) – A banner filled with love for South Africa has appeared at the top of Table Mountain… and we have the scoop.
Seven South Africans put up the banner – John Armstrong, Mark De Klerk, Kennedy John, Cara Saven, Elvis Chikata and Dylan Joseph – who want to remind the country that we are united!
Just because we aren’t being overrun and looted doesn’t mean we don’t feel it.
We are one, we are South Africans. We share each other’s losses and celebrate each other’s wins. Mandela United all of us. We must up-date our narrative of helpless humans: We are powerful together.
Being brave is not about not being scared, it’s about being scared and showing up as you are.”
Speaking to Good Things Guy, Joseph explained that the banner was born from an idea to just show the country some love. The group of friends woke up at 4 am and carried the 30 kilogram banner up the mountain with the hope that the message would reverberate across the country.
“We need to be brave and we need to remember that we are stronger together.”
SANParks stopped the group on the way down and warned them that they actually needed to ask permission to do something like this, but felt that the banner could stay up for a little while longer as it was such a beautiful message… one that the country desperately needs right now.
The group will hike up again to take the banner down.
Sometimes the smallest things are the biggest things, and other times the biggest things require bigger messages. This massive banner is a beautiful big message to all South Africans.
Check out some pics here: