Sunday, July 29, 2012

People need to be proud of their herritage.


The Afrikaner will always be proud to be an Afrikaner, no matter what nickname is given to him.  Few will cry "racist" because someone called him a "whity", "rock spider","boer" or anything else.  Afrikaners are proudly Afrikaans, generally.
The Jew also is a proud race regardless of how much the world hated them at times.
Germans are proud to be Germans even though they were the enemies during the last world war.
The Australians were once a bunch of criminals sent into exile.   They are a proud nation and embrace their past.  

Why can Africans not be proudly African?
Why can the black majority not be proudly black?
Why is calling someone "black" regarded as a crime?

Perhaps the answer lies in the fact that African politicians spend too much time jet setting around the world and spend too little effort in uplifting the plight of ordinary people.

Perhaps the biggest cleavages in Africa are not between different shades of skin color, but lies in the fact  that the black African is a divided race.
They still cling to the "Upstairs - downstairs" policies that first world nations abandoned many decades ago.

Does the politicians, who walk among the shacks for their photo shoots really feel equal to the poverty stricken people they try to impress?

Friday, July 27, 2012

A government divided can not achieve unity.

A government who divides can not unite the nation.

Education, sport and intermarriage are ways by which unity, within a nation, can be fostered.    Unity means that all citizens strive towards prosperity and right human relations within a society.   A government divided or a government who empowers one race, or group of people suppresses another and can never achieve unity among the citizens.
While there is a gap between the lifestyles of the rich and that of the poor, there is division.   All people should be able to experience the best of what the country has to offer.

Citizens deserve to be able to afford the experience of their own culture and heritage.


Being able to visit the heritage sites, see wildlife in their natural environment or visit landmarks like “The top of Table Mountain", should be within the financial reach of all local citizens.  It is our birthright.   Often foreigners see more of a country than the local population simply because they cannot afford the entrance or transport fees

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Who is going to teach the teachers how to teach?

 Will teachers be taught how to teach?



A child’s education should provide him with the tools to overcome poverty as well as how to be a wise financial manager.
 Education should teach the history of minority groups and foster patriotism and pride for his heritage.
 Education should bring out the best in every child.

There are some questions that requires answers: 

Can teachers whose main interest is to earn a salary at the end of the month and who regard teaching as a battle to survive from one payday to the next do that?
Who is going to teach the teachers how to teach?
 How do one get rid of the deadwood within our education departments, how does one fill the gap when they leave?
A child’s education should provide him with the tools to overcome poverty as well as how to be a wise financial manager.   Education should teach the history of minority groups and foster patriotism and pride for his heritage. Education should bring out the best in every child.   Can teachers whose main interest is to earn a salary at the end of the month and who regard teaching as a battle to survive from one payday to the next do that?   Who is going to teach the teachers how to teach?   How do one get rid of the deadwood within our education departments, how does one fill the gap when they leave?

Education for peace

My prayer for this month is that children in the world receive the education needed to empower him/her to develop their best potential.   It is through education that we will understand each other better so that we can end war making and create a society of peace.
If you share this prayer, please distribute it, in your own words, together with your own thoughts on it, through your social media.
May this prayer grow and live.
Thursday, July 19, 2012