Where does one start to write about a subject like this? I am South African born and bred. My grandparents moved here from India in 1905. I lost friends and family in the struggle to liberate this country. We were all so proud on 27 April 1994, we had a dream, we were all South Africans. We were the miracle nation and not the pariah of the world any more. We had a negotiated settlement although we were on the brink of disaster. We had a functional country with good infrastraucture.
Sadly, it all went horribly wrong. Corruption, nepotism, unaccountability. I am a victim of crime, most of us in ZA are. Then there is the rhino poaching - another story I will get to in time.
But there is hope, there is Trevor Manuel saying that it is time to stop blaming Apartheid and start taking responsibility. There is Mamphele Ramphele and there is each one of us who have to to carry on making a difference to turn the dream into a reality. An Anti corruption Committee has just been formed. We are starting to acknowledge that things cannot carry on like they are http://www.iol.co.za...18#.UXTrG8ocM4x
Personally, I will not live anywhere else on the planet.