The Madiba dividends

2013-12-21 00:00

THERE has been much talk in recent weeks about the importance of preserving the legacy of Nelson Mandela as if every person of influence shares the same view of both that legacy and the reasons why it should become part of this nation’s DNA. In a country with as diverse a populace as South Africa, this is neither a reasonable prospect nor a practical proposition for national governance.

Much of the discontent that many of us feel towards the current state of South African affairs has been brought about by the daily dose of irritants that confront our lives. Whether these be potholes, e-tolls, corrupt officials, broken promises, power outages or any of the varied disappointments that affect our lives, they remain just irritants that cannot compare with the frightening horrors that had been hurtling towards all of us when Madiba took those first steps out of his accommodation at Victor Verster. 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.

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