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What a disappointing turnout from young people at the elections last week.
I presume, everybody is happy with their lives. Or maybe not.
I voted for my councillor, because I can talk to him. And he responds to my emails.
But not the party. I gave someone else a chance. Maybe the "new boy" on the block can deliver. We'll see.
This wasn't about politics. It should have been about service delivery. Or lack thereof.
I hope the politicians can set aside their differences and set our towns and cities back on track.
There's still time to achieve Nelson Mandela's dream. If we all work together!
The success of South Africa. That's the dream. Hopefully, within my lifetime.
Even though I have a great future behind me, I'm still here, trying.
And working towards 2024, let's judge all the parties on their successes.
Their failures (including old presidents) can enjoy the hospitality of the correctional services.
Dress code - Orange Overalls. Menu - Cold porridge and water.
It's going to take some time to get back on track.
Just as it will take time for most of us to get back to the levels we had a few years ago, in our businesses.
Those of us who are lucky enough to have survived.
Those South AfriCANs who have hung in there. Keep hanging in. Alles sal regkom.
You need to lead the way, Mr President. South Africa belongs to all of us, not just your party.
What you said at the announcement of the results was a good start. I hope you continue: “If we are to make this a new and better era, we as leaders must put aside our differences and work together in a spirit of partnership, of cooperation, of collaboration, and common purpose in the interests of the people of South Africa.”
Dr Imtiaz Sooliman (Gift of the Givers) highlighted the responsibility of journalists in shaping public perception:
“Media have a responsibility. Everybody in Government is not bad. Every policeman is not bad.
You need to change the way you think, and the way you write.
If you keep saying everyone is bad, you’re going to disillusion the people, destroy the fabric and the morale of society.
We need to be very circumspect about how we talk, how we write, how we put the facts across.
Yes, expose the bad. But encourage the good, too. We need to find the balance.
No Need to Harm Whites to Help Blacks
The discourse in this country around race and (dis)advantage can be misguided, toxic, and unnecessarily divisive. This is because the very things that will alleviate racialised poverty and inequality are dissociated from race/colour and are grounded in freer markets, such as ensuring that people receive their title deeds, implementing other policies that ensure broader homeownership, enabling people to access capital to start businesses, and adapting cultural practices to a culture of saving and investing... Sandile Vabaza - Daily Friend.
Local Government Elections 2021 marks the end of the beginning of SA's democratic transition. The one-party dominance that characterised our democracy after 1994 is reaching its end. We are entering a new era of coalition politics, where power has to be shared among different parties. SA will need a citizenry that has the civic knowledge required to participate in governance, and energetically hold their elected representatives accountable. Apolitical Academy of Southern Africa.
Hippo.co.za and Urban Surfer – a team of specialists in informal recycling – welcomed 50 informal waste reclaimers to a launch event to teach them recycling skills. Daily Maverick
We cannot stop talking to ourselves. We can try talking to ourselves as if we are talking with a stranger.
You've heard their sad story, and you want to offer them a glimmer of hope.
Don't start with, "You're never going to love again". Peter Carruthers
"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money." James Clear
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