South Africans have welcomed in a new year, it has hardly begun but already farm worker strikes have taken the headlines.The demand for R150 a day is absurd, in a small town people work for a R1000-R2000 a month salary so what makes farm workers so special.
Some might critize and say i'm not in their shoes, i can't understand their pleas, that's right i can't i'm not them, i have not spoken to farm workers or farmers but i have spoken to a low wage worker, last year when this topic was brought up i asked his opinion to which he stated that while he could identify with their concerns, the action they are taking is not justifiable, the strikes affect people and business's that are not connected to the issue and that is wrong.
The citizens of South Africa are considered the most friendly, just walking in town or chatting to someone in a shop verifies this yet ongoing strikes dent this image. The sight of a hoard rampaging through the streets is unnerving, it is terrifying that our citizens can become so destructive and consumed with blood lust .As the strikes accumulate, the new school year began in KZN today, big eyed kids gleefully spoke of there future dreams on TV this morning, it saddens me that future hopefuls must watch these events unravel.
How can South Africans hold up our heads when the children who dream of being doctors, nurses and fireman to name a few are confronted by the sad truth? Role models are dwindling, the child who desires to be what they want to be is decimated by cruel adults who distort the pure nature of these jobs .
Life is not so easy that all live well and do the jobs they want to do, however the pride and effort to do the work they have in hopes of achieving a dream is almost gone.When it comes down to most just want a house of their own.
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