Can we talk about the state of affairs of our country since the dawn of democracy 23 years ago.As we progress through our democratic dispensation in Mzantsi, many things are becoming clearer by the day. Each day we usher in brings to us many unanswered and sometimes unclear visions of a Mzantsi we all dreamt off.This is article is not meant to be political in any way but one that seeks to bring us up to date in the current way we live our life. It is a norm that one always take stock on road that one embarks on especially if it is involves the well-being of someone’s life. I will try and highlight some of the things that I have noticed during this whole period and these I question as the price we have to pay for our democracy. Sitting in township for the past year and a half now I’m shocked to the level of unemployment that exist in our townships and the number is growing daily. It seems as if there are more of our people roaming the streets and not finding any kind of employment. Is this the price of democracy or just plain laziness. I realize that people are suffering and experiencing some of the worst employment treatment in their places of employment and yet they are silently enduring that pain in isolation. What happened to the vanguard of the people the department of labour as most of the inhumane labour practices that existed during apartheid years seems are in full force. People opt to leave their workplaces as the strategies put in place by government are not enforced and employers are getting away with murder and the black child is forced to be a spectator and leave of hand outs. Is this the price we paying for voting?People without sounding negative about our new found freedom how much more are going to continue seeing our streets burning for things that we thought would be ushered in with the dawn of democracy? You know people of Mzantsi were highly respected throughout the whole of Africa during the apartheid years even though we were in bondages but now we seem to be laughing stock and people incapable of doing anything for themselves and that pains me so deep that I can’t equate that to anything in this world.Is there something that was meant to be done to prepare us on this somewhat difficult path we are threading on now. Are there some rules that we needed to taught to handle democracy. Is this not the time that we should be seeing many happy and smiling people instead of these unhappy and angry people. We have lost our love for one another. We are seeing enemies within each other instead of united people. What is it worth.