A story of neighbouring farmers who helped each other through a tough time is showcasing the real South Africa and inspiring us all in the process.


Jara Masubelele posted the pictures which have already reached thousands of people.

“Yesterday I had to visit a friend of mine who has 6.6 hectares of land and he does potatoe farming. Broke as he was he requested help of a neighbor a white farmer known as Gert.”

“Gert without jealousy or moya helped my friend with all he could, now yesterday he was harvesting the first time and I’m proud to serve young ppl like him. Cause he never marched for employment but he created one penniless as he was. Big up Wiston Malema.”

“We are proud of you and we are inspired.”

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And users on social media couldn’t agree more.

Joanna Klimczewski posted: “Fantastic- we should take that as an example – we can do it together! Very inspiring!!!!!”

Alma Frylinck du Preez added: “This shows what “love thy neighbour” meens and also self respect. Teach children from small on selfworth and self-respect, and this is the result. I am so glad for this man, people can learn from him. Make him a leader in his community and his regional municipality to teach others.”

Lettie Smit Theron commented: “Respect, young man!!! Our country needs many more dedicated, determined young people like you! Thank you, Gert, for assisting this youngster. Believe me, there are many, many more “Gerts” out there who are more than willing to help people to uplift themselves if they really want to. What a lovely success story!”

Angeline Van Der Merwe said: “Good on you sir all my respect. You not only helped yourselve but also gave employment to a lot of people. May God bless you and further uplift you and yours.May all your dreams and wishes be granted.”

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