SA’s people deserve prosperity

2015-06-17 06:00
OJ FOURIE

OJ FOURIE

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A LOT has been written and said about the youth of 1976, and rightfully so.

The youth of 1976 stood strong against the severe onslaught of the apartheid system that was aimed at reducing their quality of life and ultimately reducing them to a lower form of life. The spirit of true revolution was present in the youth of 1976.

Today our youth face the onslaught of poverty, unemployment and inequality that is also aimed at reducing the quality of life that they can be living.

The challenges we are facing as a country are numerous, but not any different than what many other African and first-world countries face.

The question that must be asked is: What is the youth prepared to do against the onslaught of poverty, unemployment and inequality?

Our challenges need a concerted and well-coordinated effort, by all, in order to be overcome.

Every young person needs to play his or her role in order to build and contribute towards a better South Africa.

How many students receive bursaries from government and do not complete their studies?

How many learners do not even remain in class to complete gr. 12? How many rather take from others rather than being prepared to work for it?

South Africa needs a well-educated, disciplined and committed youth that are prepared to play their part for a better South Africa for all.

We need youth that will stand against discrimination, stand against crime, stand against corruption, stand against ill service delivery, stand against xenophobia . . . We need youth that will be hard working, be creative, use their initiative and become entrepreneurs that are positioned to create jobs and build the economy.

We live in a country that has a rich history of heroes and heroines.

But we need to have more heroes and heroines as we work to overcome our challenges and also to play a role in Africa to overcome her challenges.

South Africa is a beautiful country and all who live in it deserve to live, and continue to live, in a non-racist, non-sexist, united, democratic and prosperous South Africa for all

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