Looking in a new direction
We are architects of our own destiny. It’s our responsibility to shape our future direction to revive the spirit of hope in the land.
Cross-sections of the people in large numbers saw the need to unite against the previous system and create an enabling environment for all South Africans regardless of their colour, sex, gender, creed, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation to fully participate in every aspect of society.
The advent of freedom brought the hope that the “better life for all" promissory notes would be translated into action - forgetting that the transfer of power was con- ducted within an elitist framework connected to global imperatives. The system is biased towards the interests of the few who enjoy the preponderance of economic power.
Politicians tread carefully to ensure their actions are not interpreted by this group as encroaching on its space.
Our freedom should be understood within this context.
The transfer of power through an elitist conduit led to the establishment of a political and social system resembling the past.
The super-structure of society has, relatively, been diversified demographically.
The economic infrastruc- ture, on the other hand, shows a racial power structure and this inherent limitation undermines the democratic project.
The largest electoral base (Blacks in general and Africans in particular), is trapped in a sea of poverty.
Come elections, they are widely courted for votes. Post elections, their living conditions remain the same.
In certain areas, pockets of excellence and quality service delivery are noticeable. Unfortunately, these are overshadowed by the avalanche of misdemeanours.