PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Motlokwe Thobejane
 
Comments: 3
Article views: 316
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Motlokwe Thobejane's badges.
 

Where are the mothers and daughters of this country?

25 February 2014, 17:00

Are we ready for their leadership, to be led by women, like Germany, Liberia, Malawi and recently Central Republic did? Are they capable?  Do they have necessary skills, guts, and abilities to make it?

Are we lousy, loosing cowards who are failing to resolve many of our social ills? Perhaps the mothers and daughters of this country can teach us how to resolve them much better. Are we failing to come out of the financial crisis due to our greediness and high level testosterone and egoism? Perhaps the women of this universe can show us how to do it efficiently and effectively. Are we afraid them, to the point where we rape and kill them even at their young ages, like a one day old baby girl? Cowards, come on!!

The world had powerful and special women like Mother Teresa, Rain Queen Modjadji, Lillian Nqoyi and many more. We are still blessed with many of these capable and caring women in this country and worldwide even today. However, women are still subject to the scrutiny and humiliation just like Saartjie "Sarah" Baartman experienced in late 1700.

We need more of Nkosizwana Dlamini- Zuma ,Thuli Madonsela,  Mamphela Ramphela, Hellen Zille, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Patricia De lille, Graça Machel and many more. These are the faces that represent majority of the voiceless people, women and children in particular. New crop of graduates of this calibre are required, to take this country forward.

More of Wendy Ackerman, Gill Marcus, Nyembezi-Heita, Maria Ramos, Basetsana Kumalo, Nicky Newton-King are required in the business world. We need their intellectual capacities to take the decisions that will better our economy and make this country a hub of business activities.

We need more of Busi Mhlongo , Letta Mbuli, Miriam Makeba, and more of  Zonke’s , the Lira’s of our time. Those who will know how to use their talents not their facial appearances to advance their agendas and causes to liberate and instil hope to the humankind of this country and the world.

We have the young and extra ordinaries ladies like Rapelang Rabana, Caster Semenya, Natalie du Toit, Zahara, Lindiwe Mazibuko and etc. in our villages, townships and, suburbs of this country. The ones who want to represent this country in the world stage for good reasons. The ones who want to form and formulate economic and social policies and implementations for this country to prosper.  Like young Malala Yousafzaia from Palestine, they are those of her age who are passionate about education and welfare of their respective communities.

The ones who are not associated and feel proud to be called “the yellow bones” or “the Pakistanis” like Micky Minaj.  Not the ones who need booze every weekend, party and open their legs.

Those are the mothers who are heading most of the families in our rural areas of this country. They are the once who are feeding many of the single parent families in our townships and suburbs. They are those who dare to study and make impact in our workplace and communities. We see how capable they are every day through their activities and care to majority of us. They are there in abundance in every corner of our lives.

I see no reason why they are not given a chance in this male dominated world. They deserve it, they will fall along the way, but they will make it, just like men have done in the past and are doing right now. Whether wrong or right, perhaps Dr Mamphela Ramphela is teaching and instilling something in us, that women must not be afraid and ashamed to be criticised and humiliated by the public. Just like anyone else, they (women) are capable of making mistakes and getting things wrong at times. But that does not give anyone the ticket to nullify the best and valuable things that our mothers and daughters of this country are accomplishing each and every day.

Where are the mothers and daughters of this country? There are here with us, look no further, they are our wives, daughters, ‘ nyatsi’s’ ’,  girlfriends, colleagues, sisters, mothers and aunts. They only need our support and encouragement for them to contribute positively to the betterment of this country. Reprimanding and calling them by names will take us nowhere in the long run.  Since the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, they were given influential powers. They just need our support.

 Share your thoughts. What is your take?

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
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
PeterTracey
Decisions, decisions

Some things are not as easy as they seem. Read more...

0 comments 94 views
Submitted by
James Matoma
Bafana is a national embarrassmen...

How can the minister of sports and recreation, Fikile Mbalula, claim that he was satisfied with Bafana Bafana’s performance? Read more...

6 comments 208 views
Submitted by
Kalibanache
Clive Derby-Lewis and the rest of...

Forgive. Forgive me, forgive other people. Forgive is to forget, otherwise you have not forgotten.  Read more...

8 comments 210 views
Africa must break from negative n...

Despite decades of conflict, death and tragedy, coverage of issues in Africa has often been ignored, oversimplified, or excessively focused on limited aspects. Read more...

11 comments 313 views
Submitted by
Amaps
Let the Chuch be the help to the ...

So disappointing how the "church" which claims to be the body of Christ, its not as it should be, its operated like a corporate company. Read more...

94 comments 566 views
Submitted by
MarkH
South Africa: The reality show

I see a tendency – just love that word – developing lately of the regime – another old favourite – to spread far and wide as much confusion as possible, all involving spending my money, of course. Read more...

5 comments 395 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

 

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
 
© 2015 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.