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'No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. ' ~Adam Smith I find it interesting that the title of Nelson Mandela's autobiography is "A Long Walk to Freedom". I'd love to have a chance to talk with him and ask if Freedom is the full extent of his Vision for South Africa. There is no argument that with Mandela's release Read Article in Full
"Tyrants always promise safety; their apologist warn of chaos if and when the soul-numbing order is challenged." ~ Phil Rockstroh I believe Walls are evidence of paranoia and racism in South African society. As I argued in the Legacy of Apartheid, the culture of expectation, fear, prejudice and social interaction in South Africa can only be explained from the teaching of the National Party. Read Article in Full
Security is a very large catch-all term. In the conventional sense it includes the Army -- National Security -- and the Police -- Internal Security. Very few countries in the World function without these institutions. The one exception I know of is Costa Rica. Costa Rica made a conscious decision to eliminate its Army and spend the money on Education and Health. This might be an interesting option Read Article in Full
The second article I want to post is by Khaya Dlanga and was originally published by New24. It is entitled Economic Freedom, but I really think it is about Economic Equality. However, call it what you want, Economic Freedom or Economic Equality it offers startling statistics that show the economic gap between Blacks and all other South African groups has gotten worse, not better, since 1994. How Read Article in Full
I don't know if anyone noticed but my first two articles asked questions. These were serious questions and I had hoped that they would elicit serious responses. I believe these issues should form the basis of a dialogue between all the Peoples of this nation. A dialogue that could lead to, or at least contribute to, a common vision for the future of the country and progress towards equality in addition Read Article in Full
It is a historical fact that during the 40 plus years of the National Party's Apartheid regime that government carefully controlled what the people were told or could learn. The following quote from SouthAfrica.com describes the situation: "The National Party struggled to implement their policy of apartheid for 30 years. During this time the media was heavily censored and there was a total lack Read Article in Full
As a preface to this Rant let me say that it is not my first. However, it is my first written and published Rant. I believe we all need to have a good Rant from time to time. And I invite anyone who would like to publish their Rant on this blog to do so. You will have to register as a User to comment, or write your own Rant. Chose the "Contributor" Role and you will be able to contribute your Rant Read Article in Full
I ask this question because since I've been in South Africa I've tried to engage a number of people, particularly white South Africans, in discussion about the future of South Africa and what changes need to be made -- what changes have to be made -- in order for this country to progress. To my surprise and chagrin the response I almost always get is a litany of the corruption and incompetence Read Article in Full
I think this is a very apt description of the South African situation. There appears to be no level ground no matter what you do. Whether you go for a Sunday morning race or whether you are trying to install a Toll System on the Motorways. Everything Starts Uphill.