Facebook group and non-profit organisation, #ImStaying, is launching ‘Facebook Live’ sessions as well as a live stream radio station to keep South Africans informed and connected during the 21-day national lockdown.


Starting on Monday, 30th of March, #ImStaying is inviting musicians, comedians, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs to showcase their talents to the group’s 1.1 million followers.

To participate, artists and influencers will need to put together a 30-minute set or presentation and host an interactive Q&A session at the end of their segment. Confirmed for #Imstreaming so far: PJ Powers, entrepreneur, Robin Banks, Godfather of crowdfunding, Patrick Schofield among others.

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Group founder, Jarette Petzer (39) also announced the launch of  #ImStayingLiveRadio, Partnering with Miller Time Live Radio to share information and entertainment during the duration of the lockdown. Listeners can tune in between 9 am – 9 pm on Monday, 30th March.91350013_246889650046713_7777523171271376896_n

“We have an exciting lineup that includes some of South Africa’s best motivational speakers, healthcare experts, business mentors, entertainers and much more! The idea is to not only help keep our spirits up, but focus on our mental health and unlock critical and solution based thinking to adapt to our new reality. It’s a challenging time, but it’s a really exciting time filled with endless possibilities, and we get to explore them together” says Jarette

Crowdfunding to Combating Covid19

As the number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa continues to rise,  #ImStaying has launched a campaign on donations based crowdfunding platform, BackaBuddy, to prevent a potential outbreak of COVID19 in the Mfuleni, an informal settlement in Cape Town, bordering Khayelitsha.

The campaign to put together hygiene packs, estimated to cost about R100 each, has thus far raised a total of  R23 061.99 with contributions from 64 donors.

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A call to action to uplift our communities

As a hub of positivity, #ImStaying, together with BackaBuddy, is issuing a call to action to all South Africans to be considerate and compassionate towards their neighbors during the #Covid19 outbreak by lending a hand to those in need.

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  • Are there individuals in your area in need of food or hygiene parcels?
  • Do you know of any elders in your area that need help doing their groceries?
  • Are there students in your area that are no longer benefiting from feeding schemes?
  • Do you know of a non-profit organisation that has had to cancel upcoming fundraising events or is in need of support?
  • Does your local restaurant or their staff need support to make ends meet?
  • Would you like to support a local artist or band who is unable to perform shows?

Compiled by: Zane Groenewald

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