When Nelson Mandela took over as president - and there wasn't a bloodbath - euphoria swept over South Africa. But in the 22 years since, that joy has mostly evaporated. And a major reason is that SA's governance is largely influenced by Communists. The ANC is riddled with them. And as history has proven, Communism ALWAYS destroys a country. There are dozens of examples; for one, simply check out the difference between poverty-stricken Communist North Korea and prosperous South Korea today. Same people, a massive difference in individual wealth level. The truth is that we are currently growing at less than 1.5% per annum. YET WE NEED GROWTH OF AT LEAST 5% TO PROVIDE JOBS FOR MILLIONS OF (LARGELY BLACK) JOB SEEKERS. South Africa simply cannot continue on this road. The only answer is to free up business, stop corruption, improve education and skills training, appoint leaders on merit and drastically reduce the grip of the Communists. And because we are a democracy, the only way to change the status quo is at the ballot box. At the municipal elections this year, we will all have a chance to begin to alter the future of South Africa. The current government has virtually destroyed South Africa in 22 years. And they will not change now; corruption and filling their own pockets with public funds is far too deeply ingrained as a habit, right from the very top. The ONLY hope for ALL South Africans now is to effect a change of government, first at municipal level then at national level. So will we waste our democracy AGAIN? That depends entirely on you and your vote at the ballot box in the forthcoming elections.