Concerned yet confident about SA’s future
Bonny Brink-Lawrence, social entrepreneur/clinical psychologist, George:
I quote an extract from an article I read in the Citizen: "Africa's /South Africa's political uncertainties are destined to escalate leading up to the national elections in 2019. We are unsure as to the outcomes of these elections, whether they will set in motion a further reprieve and sanity, or if they will ignite added political predicaments - this will depend on what we do today as citizens."
Our state of human development, driven and influenced by a combination of our history of colonialism and the old regime on the one hand, now reincarnated by some uncaring and self-centred new elite on the other hand, is corrupting and detaining the dreams and aspirations of our nation's people.
Accordingly, our social transitions and associated political discourse are reckoned on the deficit of positive identity, culture, honesty, respect and tolerance of all the people's suffering. Seemingly, individuals are more provoked as a way of stirring negative identity politics for the purpose of garnering electoral leverage.
My sincere concern and desperate intent for change is embedded in the question: What are we as the hard-working citizens of South Africa intentionally doing about these negative debilitating actions?
Are we desperate enough to genuinely come together in unity against these in-humane dysfunctional leadership operations that are sinking our nation so rapidly?
Daily we are faced with the worst forms of evidence based corruption - right in our faces.
Yet nothing gets done to oust these offenders/rogues/blatant thieves out of our already broken society?
When can we finally reposition ourselves in rebuilding hope and raise the morale and the standards of our nation? This is the crucial point of resistance for bold, disruptive, fearlessly positive beginnings of "transformation in action".
We as the citizens of South Africa need to join forces calmly with honest mindsets to move into a perspective of authentic change.
Our people need to experience the art of being accountable, respectful, tolerant, fearless, bold, robust, meaningfully disruptive, and take ownership of our life development strategies.
It's imperative to embrace a
"walk the talk" action-designed life trend with tangible outcomes as the communities of South Africa. It's time to unleash the wealth of human capital brilliance through the excellent strengths and capabilities in George, and nationally.
Our people must be energised out of despondency from all walks of life.
An all-inclusivity track from a whole new perspective will bring invaluable results more holistically.
Breaking the cycle of poverty, joblessness, fear of losing our hardearned assets and financial stability through hard work must be dealt with more realistically.
Together we need to address the stringent mechanisms and controls for the cure to societal ills, including white collar crime that's absolutely blatantly becoming a norm across the spectrum.
This is such a gash in our South African economic development growth, not to mention the harsh implications on the futures of our younger generation.
It's urgent, desperate times to instil lifestyle and knowledge empowerment in this regard.
We need individuals from all sectors willing to recognise and identify this great need for a paradigm shift to radical change efforts.
We in George can become those conduits of hope together.
During a five-year background research thread since 2013 of the Eden (Garden Route) District, in various sectors, there's evidential proof that:
With a great strategic flow of systematic human capital development with active impact we can turn the tide of negativity into a trend of exponential continuous improvement processes.
Social entrepreneurship nationally and internationally will enhance the measure of knowledge empowerment and awareness of the need for authentic change in South Africa.
We are therefore committed to work with like-minded individuals and organisations without any hidden agendas of gaining platforms for status. #BoldAction