Oh Africa, I still believe...

2015-05-27 11:12

A melodic stanza caroled at the Hope for Africa, wallows in her complex existence. It’s a song of regeneration, intoned to the rebuilding her walls, and the chants of her people embracing a social change. Africa has a new spirit and agencies of her social structure, economy and religion attest to her re-emergence.  She is re-crowning herself with her ancient glory. She is reclaiming her ancestral greatness, which remains incomparable in heritage.

A scan of her landscape attests to an emerging market, driven by a rapid economic growth path. South of the Sahara, Africa is growing at 5.25% double the Global economic growth rate. From her womb economies are converging through social and demographic trends, which are new engines of domestic growth. Key among these trends is Urbanisation and the rise of a middle class African consumer. Today 40% of Africans live in the cities compared to 28% in the 80’s, a trend expected to rise by 50% in the next ten years. By 2030 the combined spending power of top 18 African cities is projected to reach $ 1.3 trillion.

"The regeneration of Africa means that a new and unique civilization is soon to be added to the world."

"Oh, for that historian who, with the open pen of truth, will bring to Africa`s claim the strength of written proof. He will tell of a race whose onward tide was often swelled with tears, but in whose heart bondage has not quenched the fire of former years. He will write that in these later days when Earth`s noble ones are named, she has a roll of honor too, of whom she is not ashamed. The giant is awakening! From the four corners of the earth Africa`s sons, who have been proved through fire and sword, are marching to the future`s golden door bearing the records of deeds of valor done."

Pixley ka Isaka Seme (1882–1951)Seme was the first black South African to graduate from University of Columbia, earning his BA in 1906 along with the George William Curtis medal, the University’s highest oratorical honor.  He later studied law at Oxford University, and in 1928 received an LLD from Columbia. He was also a founding Member of the ANC 

"How does integrity face oppression?  What does honesty do in the face of deception? What does decency do in the face of insult? And how does virtue meet brute force? "

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”

WEB Du Bios (1868-1963)Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist,  author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, He is credited with advocating and inspiring the founding of African Union

Be Inspire SA!

PS. As we celebrated Africa Day! all her ails were noted across all media, may I celebrate Her prospects for there is still hope for Her

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