What do Komani locals wish for their country in 2019?
We asked a few residents and this is what they said:
Thobeka Mqamelo said her only wish for “my beloved country” was for all South Africans to play their part to make SA a better place “where we all unequivocally embrace and impress in our conscience the essence of belonging, caring and a commitment to serve”.
Mqamelo said holding on to what we all treasure, would see SA moving forward. She wished all South Africans a prosperous 2019. Andre Naude said he hoped it would be a year where the country’s leaders would put SA first and turn away from selfish and destructive ways.
“I wish that they seek wise council and succeed rather than fail because of their ignorance and arrogance.”
Lonwabo Kowa said he wished for all South Africans to live responsibly and to stop criminal acts, such as drinking and driving and the abuse of women and children.
“As we are moving towards the elections, I wish to see tolerance by all political formations and that the elections serve as a tool of encouraging democracy and unity. I also hope that more unemployed South Africans will get jobs.” A change in local government to ensure that people get services they pay for and deserve, is the wish of Ken Clark.
He said he also wished that the country’s people would pull together as a nation to grow the economy and create much-needed jobs.
“I wish we could all have good reasons to be proud South Africans once more.”
Dawie Kernekamp said he hoped 2019 would mark better service delivery and the fixing of roads.
He also hoped for everyone to get along and to live in a happy and free SA.
A country headed by an honest leadership dedicated to improving SA instead of enriching themselves, was the wish of Yolande Stellenberg.
She also hoped for more job opportunities, particularly for those who had just finished school and university, and for President Cyril Ramaphosa “to step up to the plate”.
“I wish we would all genuinely care for one another. We all need compassion and we need to give it as well. For our leaders, I wish for them to have true reverence to our God and spiritual transformation as evidenced by the fruits they bear.”
Pat Stock of Cathcart said she wished for a country in which everyone would work together for the benefit of all as peacemakers looking for solutions.
Gizelle Stridee said she hoped for people to promote peace and love “and that we face problems together irrespective the colour of our skin, culture or race”.
She also hoped for committed, hardworking and competent leaders in 2019.
“I wish that greediness and corruption stops and that leaders in high places be appointed based on their competence, dedication and heart for the people. I wish that the crime rate drops and that people can feel safe wherever they go. I also wish for an effective plan against drug abuse.”
Calvin Nelani said he would love every South African municipality to recruit qualified town planners so zoning schemes and related legislation could be put in place and enforced to allow better service delivery, a better economy and structured towships, cities and towns.
“I would also like for people to stop thinking that 9 to 5 is the only way of living. Start your own business!”
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