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South African transformation envisioned

27 November 2012, 13:01

Parliament (national, provincial and municipal) and the Executive both who are responsible essentially for transformation of the Republic of South Africa through respectively making legislation (and by-laws) and implementing legislation and policy must first and foremost and at all times keep their eyes on the Constitution of South Africa when they (elected and appointed officials of government) do their work.

The outcome of such an approach would be threefold:

1.    An example would be set for all citizens to practice (following their leaders) in their daily living the keeping of their eyes on the provisions of the Constitution of South Africa in conducting themselves towards one another in their homes, streets, communities, work and society at large. The Constitution will become what it should have been from 1994: The social Bible and / Quran of South Africans having a prime place for purpose of reflection in every South African home and institution.

As in parliament citizens will when considering any action engage each other beforehand and become part of breathing life into the Constitution and taking ownership of it.   

2.    Courts would not have to be approach at every instance of difference of opinion to intervene as they have to do at present because South Africans refuse to engage in constitutional provision debates with each other as equals (not using power of numbers as bullies use physical power or rudeness) owning equally the constitutional provisions as a one-nation-family not as opponents being Blacks, Coloureds, Indians, Africans, majority, minority, powerful, marginalised, poor or rich.

3.    Judges would be taken out of the playing field where South Africans conduct themselves keeping their eyes on the ball (the Constitution) and the judges blowing the whistle and give the penalty or award if any one South African take the Constitution out of play or keep it in play.

At present South Africans base their conduct and actions and or motivation for their individual and or group conduct in party politics or pressure group alignment before they look at the Constitution.

African National Congress (ANC) members, of which I am one, seemingly act and believe the ANC and its constitution is above the South African Constitution and its subordinate laws. This is offered primarily as the reason for illegal actions and lack of implementation skills of ANC members in government and the State because they are not politically schooled and motivated to keep their eyes on the South African Constitution, the relevant laws applicable in their portfolio’s and or on policy. Their eyes are fixed on money, position and again money. The obvious excuse is what else you can expect of people (the majority of ANC voters [like me] are from extreme poverty and exploitative backgrounds) who for consecutive generations totalling 400 years admired their Whites compatriots for being the moneyed and positioned people. ‘Now is our time to eat’ the saying goes.     

Democratic Alliance (DA) members again of whom the majority Whites are such members do not trust ANC (Black majority) decisions and actions. The latter decisions and or their action are always viewed or reacted to as if the ANC (Blacks) and its members are locusts who just want to and indeed do devour not only resources till nothing is left but destroy system and infrastructure to the state of a Sodom and Gomorra.

The above party political and or group motivational approaches is polarising and serve as an East / West German cold war wall which makes social cohesion impossible. It is furthermore diametrically opposed to the South African Constitution and what it stands for. The negotiated settlement gave us as outcome the South African Constitution as the SOLUTION GIVING ENGINE. We however seemingly for most of the time since 1994 or 1996 internalised PARTY POLITICS as the solution giver. No wonder we have not progressed much from the divisions of the past such as Black and White, rich and poor, victim and perpetrator. South Africans as the world leaders of reconciliation and unity in diversity has become in their misguided infatuation with party politics and group pressure dialogues a shadow of the hope of a new dawn the South African Constitution ushered in 1996.

There are no readymade answers and no one and or a single South African or group will ever and must ever have the solution for any one challenge in South Africa at any one level of our society. The answers and solutions are hidden in the engagements South Africans must daily have as equals (human dignity always above any) in their interactions in the home, street, work and or social gathering always with their eyes on the ball; the South African Constitution.      

Dedicated to Riaan Cruywagen today, 26 November 2012.

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