PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Ntombezinhle Modiselle
 
Comments: 17
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Ntombezinhle Modiselle's badges.
 

In Sympathy Immigration away for SA

24 July 2012, 08:30

I'm starting to develop some empathy for the sometimes annoying immigration fans for Australia and New Zealand! NOW WAIT! before you start throwing rotten tomatoes or banging your expensive device you reading this for hear me out! Please!

I am the number one cheerleader and ambassador of all of Africa, and not just a pretentious one either. I am fortunate to be working on a project that is exposing me into Africa I might have otherwise bunched up into the stereotypical Africans are poor and so corrupt category way too often hear about. Instead thou I am finding an incredible amount of optimism, spirit of can do, hard working entrepreneurs  who are surprisingly not waiting for anyone to hand them anything.

I wont lie thou there are a lot of corrupt individuals wanting fill their dirty pockets, the problem is they tend to be high ranking and interesting enough to make the news. I absolutely hate that this is the view the world gets of us African when truly the ordinary African man and woman are incredible, resilient and hardworking beings with boundless optimism.

I truth my immigration plans remain right here Africa. This is my struggle, I am exhausted of looking over my shoulder as I open my high security gate to at my suburban house. I am tired of my heart skipping a beat when the phone rings from my children's school. I hate that my children cant just run and play next door and I know they are ok, I am even more tired of traffic, concrete, the bustle of rush hour. All I want is to wake up to the fresh air breeze, watch as my children skip down the street to go to school knowing they will be fine, I want to eat veggies from my garden, I want to end the day smelling like sunshine not gym soap. I want to tear down my high walls and fence and let my neighbours in for coffee and gossip. I need to go back to my childhood and I want my kids to have the same. 

This place exists right here and home, i wont immigrate to some far away country but desparately long to find this new home of mine where I belong!

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.

 

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
17 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tendani Siala
It is all over for NDZ

All things considered I still say an NDZ win will be nothing short of a miracle. But as we all know miracles rarely happen these days. Read more...

0 comments 5044 views
Submitted by
Balt Verhagen
Submitted by
Brett Bowes
Appoint Thuli Madonsela as new ND...

Madonsela's credentials are impeccable, she has been hardened to the rigors of chapter 9 leadership, and she would be the people's favourite. Read more...

0 comments 3148 views
Submitted by
Wes Van Der Walt
There's no chance vote-buying won...

It has been proven over and over again that when it comes to political positions, it is all about money, me and myself and how much I can accumulate in the shortest time possible. Read more...

0 comments 333 views
Submitted by
Lindie Langa
Cyril did not say Zuma raped Khwe...

If it was an attempt by 702 to boost his presidential campaign, it was a dismal failed attempt. If it was an attempt to sabbotage his campaign, and feed fire on the divide in the ANC, they just may have succeeded. Read more...

0 comments 1801 views
Submitted by
Jay Jay Mavanyisi
The real meaning of unity and sla...

Unity can only be brought about by establishing a purpose which is understood by everybody within a group in order to build what is termed a unity of purpose. Read more...

0 comments 205 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 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.