Africa needs you!

2014-07-25 06:54

Change on African terms, what does this mean? Simple and plain, I am talking about invoking change on African terms, pushed forward by African hands and thought about by African minds. So many great things can be achieved if us as Africans, as South Africans realize the power that courses through our veins.

For too long, we as a continent and especially as a country have allowed our ideas to be influenced by non African ideas constantly forgetting the power that lies in the soil we walk on every day. I believe that the time has come to change the way we do things.. We unfortunately live in a time where we have lost a lot of our identity to the adopted ideologies of American culture, African stories have faded away and instead our history is being allowed to be told by people who didn't even go through it.

I ask us as youth to wake up!

I ask us as youth to take the reality of the life you’re living and examine it for what it is worth and think about the beauty you have been blessed with and take steps forward to add to the abundance of blessings.

This African soil we travel on is beauty, we are African and more than just being African we should be one with the continent we belong to.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, allow this place we call home to flow through your veins, never be asleep to the things that are not right with this country and with this continent. Let us take steps toward acquiring the necessary knowledge needed to come up with our political system, something that will suit African governments and minimize the issues experienced within the political systems we adopted from our colonizers.

The time is now to start investing into discovering things that the colonizers tried to take away from us, recognize that they came here for a reason and us as a people can no longer allow the after effects of their own selfish needs.

Within the spirit of an African lies strength, determination and ambition. We need to believe in change because it means moving forward and with every movement forward an intense focus should be placed on gathering positives and creating new things within this change that will rediscover our beauty. Let us remember who we are, change our point of views and as the youth, let us wake up and gravitate to the amazingness of this land we call home, instead of wanting to become something else.

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