Freedom is therefore not merely what can or has been done for me. We have been hoodwinked by some political leaders who go about pretending that they gave us our freedom. Nor should we allow the tremendous implementation problems take away from the fact that we do have a good Constitution.
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Above all my freedom should give me space and the wherewithal not merely to imagine, but to work for that country. It is neither enough nor helpful for cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, senior public servants and leading politicians to blame apartheid.
Even more ridiculous is the idea that all mama needs to do for her own freedom is to prepare for it. As long as those to whom we have given authority and power continue to fudge their responsibilities and weave webs of lies and excuses perhaps Mbongeni Ngema is not so mistaken after all. Yet the idea of freedom rushing in, arriving by bus, train or plane yomorrow preposterous.
Sign up To Our Newsletter. Those with power, authority and the wherewithal to effect change for the better for most of the people, have long lost their right to blame apartheid.
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We should not sneer at that. Comprehensive freedom will forever and always be coming tomorrow. It could be worse. Sixteen years ago, the South Africa of dreams, dreams of hundreds of years, took concrete shape.
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And yet we do have things to celebrate. For these dreams, many of our predecessors died.
We also know that our land reform policies have not quite managed to deal with the problems of landlessness and poverty. The question is, knowing what they know, given the power that they now have, what have they done to reverse the legacies of apartheid for the poorest of the poor?
To say that our education system is in crisis is not only to state the obvious, it is also to underestimate the true extent of the mess we find ourselves in. Freedom is not only what I am able to do for myself either. Sarafinx clearly a lot remains to be done if we are to retain the moral foundations of the new South Africa.
Four peaceful, free and fair national elections are no small achievement. Sixteen years ago, millions of South Africans voted fresdom the first time.
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We now know that over the year period the gap between rich and poor has not narrowed — despite the admission of a few black elite into the fold. That is the consensus and that is the verdict. Many of these protests are also a cry for acknowledgement and inclusion.
Nor are learning conditions and cultures in townships and the so-called historically black institutions anything to write home about. Freedim are problems — huge national problems which will soon become ticking bombs if they are not exploding already. Our leaders assisted us greatly in this regard. With more repression and more brutality, the Afrikaners could have held on to power a few more years — in the process helping to bring the country to its knees.
It was fraught with difficulties, but 16 years later, we can confidently say, it was the correct road. It entails what Comng can and will do to advance myself and my fellow human beings.
Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow
We have been hoodwinked by some political leaders who go about pretending that they gave us our freedom. But saw the eventual triumph of the best of all the competing dreams — the dream of one ie and democratic South Africa.
Have you noticed how freeedom conceived society is in most understandings of service delivery being broadcast? We could have spilled a few more kilolitres of South African blood and we could have wrecked the economy a little more thoroughly than we had already done by Nor should we allow the tremendous implementation problems take away from the fact that we do have a good Constitution.
Freedom is coming tomorrow. Nor have we been able to avail education — especially higher education — to the previously excluded and the marginalised.