Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika…

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo

Please Lord….please this country! Not sure what glory needs to be lifted high, since right now, I kinda feel like South Africa is a real big let down…I suppose every country on this planet may be too…but there was a time when I used to be so proud to be South African…

Used to have a great Rugby Team…loved it when our boys in green and gold would run onto the field and proudly represent us, but right now they play such awful rugby I feel so sorry for them. Right now they will be spending the next month in Australia for the Rugby Championships…and I kinda feel like what a waste of money to have 40+ people living in another country to play 4 games…which I predict they will most likely loose…okay they might not lose to Australia…since Australia still lost to the All Blacks on Sunday even when the apparently played with 1 less player for most of the game….

The government seriously sucks…I don’t understand how people can keep voting for the same party to lead us when they have been failing to do that for decades…

Yizwa imithandazo yethu
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo

How can we ask G-d to bless us when we fail to help ourselves…well I suppose we can, but when is this country going to wake up and actually start voting for people who rightfully lead us and give us a country to be proud of and country that can actually support us? 

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho

How can we ask G-d to protect us an end all our conflicts when all our own leaders do is fight each other and us…make laws and demand the citizens to abide by them when they are just breaking them and making sure the country stays in poverty and desperation. 

You hear of all this money being stolen and passed around between these people who are supposed to be leading your country…but then you wonder…while sitting in the dark, because you are facing another year of loadshedding…how is it possible that the national airways are broke? How is that the leading governing party hasn’t paid their staff for the last 3 months and failed to pay the providence funds for over a year….and let’s not forget how at the start of every tax year a fleet of new Black X5 jeeps transport the MPs to parliament. 

O se boloke, O se boloke
Setjhaba (1) sa heso
Setjhaba sa South Afrika (2)
South Afrika (3) !
Uit die blou van onse hemel,
uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes
waar die kranse antwoord gee.

Sounds the call to come together
and united we shall stand.
Let us live and strive for freedom
in South Africa our land

I miss the times when Black and White didn’t matter…okay it is kind funny saying that considering that just 27 years ago South Africa was a racially divided land…but there was a time, even though short, when colour didn’t really matter…okay it might have been short for me because that was when I was a kid…although race doesn’t really matter to me much since I am the only real black person in my circle…well besides my husband…

Okay I think I have lost trail of thought…I am just so frustrated with South Africa. the politics…the economy…the livelihood (okay, I can blame the lack of that on Covid)…I just wish my country…life…I just wish there was hope…and something to look forward to. 

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September 8, 2021

I think it’s the same throughout the world for governments…the other guy wants to screw the current guy while letting power go to their heads and run things how THEY think it should be run while ignoring the populace as a whole.

You can’t please all the of the people all of the time, of course, but those things tend to go off the rails a little too quickly.

September 8, 2021

I think the whole problem is how South Africa is still young (democratically) so our leaders are those that lived through apartheid and fought it and were oppressed and victims of discrimination and so they feel like it is the right to claim back what was stolen and kept from them all those years ago. And a lot of the black youth feel that they are entitled to cry apartheid because their grand father lived it and so their lives are the way it is because of that. It is exhausting. There is no right and fair solution. Honestly speaking ‘Black’ South Africans were kinda screwed over back in 1995 and with the way things are politically, blacks will stay living in poverty even with a black leadership…well our current government.