Our place in South Africa

2008-02-26 00:00

The letters “Critical expats are right” from the 26-year-old Morag Cunningham in The ­Witness of February 21 and “We are not wanted” from Chris de Lange of February 22, and the “Everyday Heroes” article on February 22 front page have reference.

White South Africans must unfortunately live with the legacy of our forerunners’ actions. Many of us still have a settler mentality, by and large, which prevents us from embracing the good and bad of our country of birth. Many of our compatriots are running off to countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the United States, where native populations were brutally decimated by the early settlers to the point that they are now a minority in a land they once called their own.

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