PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
756FreelanceWriting
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 234
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all 756FreelanceWriting's badges.
 

What comes with freedom across identities.

11 February 2014, 15:23

By: Sivuyile S. Sesi (www.756writing.yolasite.com)

In South Africa (SA) we can still avoid a lot of trouble and suffering if we appreciate each other and what our country have. With us caring for it, our country will become even greater with everyone enjoying its fruits. For that we must learn how to make the right decisions in our democracy.

With freedom we promised for one to be able to make, take responsibility and own up to one life. That's what make freedom special in today's democracy, each person is important.

Patricia de Lille has been politically free and worked hard to free others. Her career as a politician has reached climax and she still stand a chance for the highest peaks. She has broken the today's still showing racial and ethnic tensions. With all the difficulties in dealing with that she received high points for the work of her municipality than other municipalities in SA.

It is said that Helen Zille always talked to Mamphela Ramphele about joining Democratic Alliance (DA). DA have high regards of Ramphele. Now she has her own party, Agang SA. While that, DA chose Ramphele as their presidential candidate for 2014 elections, and at first she accepted, then she couldn't, because of her own party complications she declined in about a week. If she was free, by now it would have been final, and with the DA commitment to Collective for Democracy (CD) coalition, African National Congress (ANC) alliance divided, the Economic Freedom Fighters gaining support from ANC members, and her appeal to professionals and middle class as a role model, she stand a great chance to be the first female president of this country. But she is not free, her commitment to Agang SA is holding her back. With the way other women like Lindiwe Mazibuko, Patricia de Lille and Helen Zille are doing in the DA, with Ramphele they would do more. In reality the DA has made itself the great gift of what Nelson Mandela wanted in the struggle for this new democracy. DA is led by women and young people from different races, cultures, languages, and ages. It is breaking divisions and identity barriers. No other party match its representation. With Ramphele on her individual self she accepted to lead party like DA.

It is good that for people to feel free to stop thinking "oppressor and victim" mentality. We can take our country forward, its up to each and every person knowing and doing what is best for him/herself. It is for one to empower one's self.

Just to show how identity power struggles influence the direction of political decision making in this country. Trevor Manuel would have been suitable for president even at the time of Thabo Mbeki became president. Mbeki did a great job. With Manuel it would have tracked in a different direction of success. All I am trying to do is to show how we have fallen short with jobs and economy under Zuma's leadership. Manuel was new to the public life struggles when he joined in the late 1980's, early 1990's. The manner of professionalism, the way one portrays own identity and role modeling of a leader have an effect to the people. With Manuel as he was new in party politics being a president would have created fresh focus and unfolded to a different today. A lot would have not mattered to affect us today.

Even Ramphele once said that SA should have considered fresh faces for the new democratic SA from the start. All the parties with fresh leadership. That would have been a really extreme fresh start. Not based on apartheid on both sides of South African victims and oppressors. Especially now that it has been made to appear like top government positions are pay back for those who were incarcerated in Robben Island and their associate elites. So as we move our country forward a leader should be careful to not gain popularity for the unsuitable reasons, then end up costing the country.

There is also regionalism in SA and ANC seems to trust Eastern Cape leaders, with rural background is an advantage for them. That identifies with past black cultures power concentrate. Politics drive of many people still greatly mix with that. The way most South Africans don't consider competence than group divide has really costed us. No wonder Mbeki had to assert the African identity in him with his poem "I am an African", and other initiatives for the African Renaissance. Look at former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) member, de Lille, when she left that party, forming Independent Democrats with a brand that shows the reality of identity crises in SA. SA in the apartheid era institutionalized ethnic and racial unfair and wrong identity divisions among the people. There was that tension. Which it has been a great cause of inequalities in our country. We should work hard to ensure identity does not hold us back or be a barrier to realizing our own dreams. Everyone must feel free to get involved.

Other people still call this country Azania because South Africa does not sound like a real name but where our country is geographically located in Africa. Africans still need better way to improve their lives. They are still deprived of land, resources, trade, skills, finance, property, etc. There has been a lot of name changes in Cape Town and South Africa, Patricia de Lille changing Lansdown Road to Govan Mbeki Road, Modderdam Road to Robert Sobukwe Road. Also Changed Native Yards (NY's) in Gugulethu to street names, Zapiro has a street named after him there. It is all about making the environment or surrounding relevant to the people so that they identify as they freely see with our country today.

DA is sending a sound and valid message to the South Africans that it is over and beyond racial disadvantages or problems as still other are still skeptical. They have all the women across generations on key position, so be thinking clearly before you talk about racism, and women marginalization right now at this time. These are hot issues in today's world. No other party can just do what DA did and be so well. This will surely engage the public and determine the outcomes of 2014 general elections.

Mandela championed against ethnic and racial tension and he prevailed and gave South Africans freedom and democracy and set the world with hope and example for their own lives. 20 years in democracy let's take a different route and show we are free and our democracy has grown and matured than ever. We can do that by making proper decisions. Still more people want to see their lives change for the better, overcoming divisional inequalities. Freedom should spread across peoples differences. The young depend on it.

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
1 comment
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...

11 comments 3925 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 1238 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 2031 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 501 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 187 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Last squeak of the year

 Read more...

14 comments 316 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Analyst Developer

Western Cape
Progressive IT Resourcing (Pty) Ltd

In bound Supervisor

Western Cape
Peoplefinder Career Placements

Mobile Marketing Manager

Western Cape
Recruit Digital
R15 000 - R22 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

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

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

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

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop 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.