I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when I listen to the current favourite topic of conversation in South Africa right now. The one about the country falling apart because of power outages and political upheavals. Always followed by a decision that it’s time once again to consider packing for Perth. South Africa’s best effort by far was coming through the apartheid era without a bloody civil war. The black people of this country showed phenomenal tolerance and patience. The whites who kept voting the Nats into power (isn’t it amazing how one battles nowadays to actually find any white people who voted Nat) eventually saw the light and a peaceful transition was made.