by Nkululeko Zondi


She is the originator of the infamous “O Je wa ke eng?” loosely translated to “What’s bothering you in English. 
Since her question went viral, Keabetswe “Akreana” Jan has attended to thousands of responses with people sharing what troubles them. 
In her tireless act to always lend a helping hand; actress, student nurse has joined a mental strength initiative titled Metropolitan Three Steps Together launched on the 8 June until 10 July, kick-started by Dr. Musa Mthombeni. 
With the world having to adjust to the “new normal”, during the current COVID-19 pandemic; it has become imperative to do a mental-strength check regularly as well as to checking in to see If loved ones are coping. 
“The campaign aims to inspire mental strength so that we can all cope better with life in a COVID-19 world,” says Keabetswe. 
“South Africans are facing tremendous challenges and understand that life will never be the same post-COVID-19.” 
She believes social media should not only be used for fun and communication, but those with a following should help those in need. 
“I have quite an audience and I use it for good. I  share as much information to raise issues currently affecting our society,” she adds. 
The campaign will also include motivational speakers; Malibonge Xaba, Hector Mathabe, Lehlohonolo Thoabala, Abongile Mangala and various radio personalities from across the county. 
Currently, there have been over 138 134 recorded cases of the coronavirus in South Africa and 2 456 deaths 
DA spokesperson of finance, Geordin Hill-Lewis estimated a possible 1 million job losses due to the coronavirus.

O jewa ke eng ?

— Keabetswe🌬 (@akreana_) January 5, 2019

Picture: Keabetswe/Twitter 

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