PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Siphokuhle Dludla
 
Comments: 25
Article views: 3436
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Siphokuhle Dludla's badges.
 

The real South Africa today

17 April 2014, 22:30

Truth be told, South Africa is a country with palpable inequalities, which is a fact, it is a country where poverty continues to lacerate a huge number of our population particularly black people. Ours is indeed a country where corruption exist, but such corruption does not only exist in the public sector, it even more rampant in the private sector, such is an ill that ought to be remedied and remedied effectively

The inequality gap between the rich, mainly white compatriots and the poor, particularly black South Africans, does indeed remain one of the highest inequality gap in the world, but I cannot agree with the assertion and contention of the Democratic Alliance, that the inequality gap is getting worse because that amounts to half-truths.

It is a fact which cannot be disputed, that the “unacceptably high” inequality gap between the rich people of our country and the poor, a gap that continues to exist and affect the “previously disadvantaged individuals”, black people, is as a result of our unfortunate and disheartening past.

Of course we are aware that apartheid denialism is beginning to find space in certain sections of our society, and apartheid supporters have become not only brave to deny that the existence of the past apartheid system caused these tremendous ills that continue to lacerate our society, but some have gone  a bit too far, far to such an extent that they have even claimed that the existence of apartheid was good for south Africa, and that life in south Africa was better under apartheid that it is in the current dispensation.

It is even more worrisome when people who deny the evilness of apartheid, and offer praise phrases and supportive slogans  to this system do not only include those who immensely benefited from the evil system which was engineered to ensure the oppression of black people, but  now also include some black people who are now swimming in wealth and drive the gravy train, people who have appropriated to themselves tremendous apartheid struggle credentials, in order to try and legitimise all their ill-founded and misleading  claims the current democratic and democratically elected and legitimate government is worse off than the apartheid, illegal regime, these people include the Mamphela Ramphele”s .

The ANC led alliance Government ought to be given credit for the progress that it has consistently made over the past two decades that it has governed the republic, in terms of the provision of some of the most basic services that are very essential into ensuring that south africans are able to lead healthy lives on a daily basis, such essential basic services include the provision of clean drinkable and healthy, and the provision of proper sanitation for the vast majority of our people, who were denied such.

Truth should be told! The work of the ANC government has not been limited to the provision of the aforementioned basic services alone, but the economy has been grown and there are much more people who have sustainable proper employment today then there were before the democratic government took over, we have a black middle class growing each and every day, more and more people are given space and opportunities to create for themselves a better life. While some are in the process of creating for themselves better lives as opportunities are abundant, the state continues to provide for them.

Truth should be told, South Africa is indeed in a much better position that it was before 1994 notwithstanding some challenges of course, there is indeed a good story to be told in South Africa

Siphokuhle  Dludla is a patriot

Contact me:  https://www.facebook.com/siphokuhle.dludla

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
25 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Terrylin Backpackers
The cheque is in the post

"I hear you are in bond collections. What are the latest excuses people are coming up with these days? I've run out of ideas." Read more...

9 comments 2283 views
Submitted by
Meta
News in the digital age

How do you think that spreading your hate/bigotry and or intolerance helps anybody? Read more...

14 comments 1082 views
Submitted by
Brian Faul
How and why a Dictator is born

One needs to remember looking back in history these hard times is when a dictator is more likely to get born. It is during these hard times that a dictator gets voted into power. Read more...

10 comments 1924 views
Submitted by
Prenisha Naidoo
I will be proactive...

This letter is in response to articles on the death of baby Jamie Naidoo, We have the tendency to be reactive…we wait for something to happen, then suddenly we care, writes a News24 User. Read more...

2 comments 459 views
Submitted by
woadstress
Celebration

Make a list of at least ten things that you can celebrate, and write two or three reasons why you can celebrate those things or events. Read more...

1 comments 166 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Last squeak of the year

 Read more...

13 comments 262 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.