3.7.2019 09:35 am
If we could follow Martin Luther King’s dream, without abandoning redress, we’d be on the right road.
While President Cyril Ramaphosa and acolytes peddle dreams, an economic nightmare rages. Unemployment is up, economic growth is down. Stateowned entities are battling to pay salaries. Big construction companies are in trouble.
The EFF leader has claimed that former president Nelson Mandela handed over the baton to the party.
Many pupils – in supposedly well-resourced urban education districts, never mind the impoverished rural ones – don’t have desks and chairs or books.
But not because South Africa is the best in the world – we have clearly proved in this tournament that we are not.
The recent collapses of water services in Grahamstown and the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast are not anomalies. They are harbingers of nationwide collapses.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m certainly fortunate to have a pool. Nothing gives me more joy than seeing the kids splashing around for hours on end.
Castle Lager, you’re safe for now. But Independent Institute of what again … rethink. Why knock tradition? One expects more from an education ad.
Something has to happen, and soon, because even if we’re not running out of patience, we’re running out of time and money.
Lofty dreams help us to move past stumbling blocks. Dreams push you forward, naysayers hold you back. It is the beginning of any real achievement.
May we who have jobs continue to put more effort into our output – there are millions who would trade places with us in a heartbeat.
In Soweto, the installation of prepaid meters has often been met with violence. It will take more than Sona to change attitudes.
There’s another wedding anniversary looming and I dare not forget it.
This week, we look at two more layers of safety. There are hundreds of things we can do to keep ourselves safe.
The only way to disempower the effects of phrases such as ‘land thieves’ is to revisit our history, genuinely look its effects on our social and political fabrics, and accept that history.